I love chairs! When I am out picking and spot a chair I have to check it out. I love the chairs with great details in the legs, arms and the back. I have way to many chairs in my workshop. The thing I do not like about chairs is when I have to reupholster them and take out the million staples. It definitely helps to have the right tools, but I still hate removing the staples!
I found this great chair at the Flea Market and couldn't wait to bring it home and make it beautiful.
I stripped off the old fabric and took out the million staples. This took me about 45 mins. I saved the old fabric as a pattern for the new fabric. I decided to go with a light blue toile fabric that I had in my stash (my fabric stash is whole story by itself!). I cut the fabric and used my staple gun to reupholster the new fabric. I then mixed up some MMS Linen milk paint and painted the wooden chair frame. After the paint dried I got out my Spackle knife and scraped away. I love the chippiness! Clear wax came next and then I was done!