Great chairs! I love the finish in the first one...does it need redone? The second would look great in a chalk paint, maybe a very light aqua. You can make it at home or use the name brands too. Need the homemade recipe? Just use 1.5c paint (flat up to semi-gloss), 1/2 c. hot water, and 1/2 plaster of paris. It will have a bit of grit in it, but you can lightly sand it off to get a super-smooth finish. Yes, make sure to wear a mask! Hope this helps!
Great rocker..might want to add a cushion to the bottom but that is a great look, and is back in style :) could do the spindles a different color. (wear a mask and gloves if mixing plaster of paris)
Larissa great idea! Here they seem to use a color that is contrast to the house color so the chair stands out sitting in the front yard. A lot of big floral prints on the cushions.
Larissa, I sanded down the high chair because the paint job was terrible! I was thinking the same color for the rocker! Maybe the same color as ASCP - Duck Egg Blue (homemade of course)! Shabby Paints and Irish 35, I was thinking a nice big cushion too! Great ideas! Thanks for the input!
Everytime my old butt sees a chair..I automatically think cushion..won't be long and I'll be that old lady carrying her own around lol :)
If old chairs we brought from Ohio have a little mold on them, how do I prepare them to be painted or repurposed? Thanks
@Judy C You could try a weak bleach/water mixture. Outside or in a room with window open.
Those chairs have to be great to be from Ohio! (I'm a Buckeye!). How bad is the mold? Setting them out in the sun can do wonders, but you may need to rotate them to get sunshine on all sides over a period of days...leave them out for a couple hours at a time. If that doesn't work, you can always use oxiclean (or similar product) or (I hate to say) a diluted bleach solution. Just make sure to wear a mask and goggles! I'd love to see them if you get a chance. :o)
I use watered down vinegar to kill the mold...let it dry all the way through..like Larissa said, sunshine is best. After that use a paint that is mold and bacteria resistant.
Love these chairs! So many options....
I did one in gloss black and painted the spindles different colors, green, gold, and rusty red....it only has one arm and sits in my bedroom Love it ~ Have fun with yours
start with a 80 grit wood sandpaper,folowed by a 200 -400 grit,10- 20 $ woulb be lots,that will give you a real smooth 2 tha touch feel if thats what you want,wipe with a wax and grease remover b - 4 -puting on a colored primer which should match your color of paint,1 litre should be more than enough for both your chairs and you will have exrtra 4 touch up if needed ,wood filler product is available for 5$ and dries quickley can get at any paint or hardware store,i would use a black cherry color and urethane or clear coat final step.would stand for 10 20 years if not in weather.
The first chair pictured looks like a childs high chair. I would paint it with a durable, washable paint and add a reproduced vintage nursery decal on the headrest area of the chair. Perfect for the younger Grandchildren to sit at Grandmas dinner table.
Your rocker is from the Arts and Crafts era.
a great find. Period.
@Marlene Olson Like your idea. Then keep it and put a vintage doll in it.
sand them down and stain them. there are so many different colors of stains
Or use light gray on both, with flowers or strips for pillow might put pillow on both
Char B YELM WA