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Antique Teal Child's Chair
by Rebecca on March 9th, 2015

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A few months ago my mom told me she bought me a chair at a garage sale. This would be awesome, except for the fact that I live on another island. I commute to her island every week for work, so I took a look at it once I got there. It was adorable. I actually don't have any before pics. Shame on me. It was solid antique wood with some chippy black paint on it. Tons of imperfections, which I love.
Before and after of Hawaii chair remodel
So my dad took the chair apart, put it in a box he made from an old cardboard diaper box, complete with a custom handle, and I carried it on the plane with me. TSA never said a word. Before putting it back together, I sanded it a little, and painted it teal, a little. Then I sanded it again. Lastly I put an Americana white wax over everything. You can see the stages in the pic above.
Antique child
With some wood glue, the original nails back in place plus a few new screws, this chair was ready to go! I didn't want to do a thing more to it. It was the perfect weathered, distressed, chippy chair.
Antique child
It came with me to a few Trunk Shows, spent some days with me while I helped out at Cru, and eventually sold to a good friend of mine who saw it at the first Trunk Show. She was going to use it as a night stand. It actually has a higher seat than normal for a kids chair, (think kid size bar stool), so that's the perfect use. Adorable.
Antique child
On to the next project!

Aloha, Rebecca


Posted in Furniture Projects    Tagged with furniture, kids chair, childs chair, antique chair, teal, white wax, chippy paint, distressed, sanded, black furniture, Americana, night stand