Several weeks ago I was climbing around the rafters and crawling beneath the clutter in one of the barns when I saw it. “But how do I get to it?” I wondered. After much shuffling of junk and risking life and limb during a precariously perched battle with a dive-bombing wasp (which turned out to be a dirt dobber), I had it.
It was so sad to be a child’s chair that I decided that I HAD to give it new life. I brought the chair up to the front porch and began to scrape off the layers upon layers of sun-baked farm dust.
The finish was finished and the outlook seemed bleak, but I could see the potential. I have a general idea of how I will be refinishing it, but I can’t spoil the big reveal. I have only made some progress, because until now I was doing all the sanding by hand, but I did rub some oil on what I did get done just to get a general idea of the natural color of the wood and I must say, it is STUNNING!
So there’s your hint – I love the natural wood and I plan on accenting it rather than covering it. This will not be your standard, cut-and-dry refinishing job. This chair is going to make someone very happy when I am through with it! Now that I have access to a palm-sized sander, I hope to have pictures up of the finished product in the coming weeks.
Anyone else done any refurbishing lately?