Chippendale-ish chairs, circa 1919

This item has been sold

Mahogany chairs - with gray paint & light distressing

These chairs are another customer order, from the great couple that I just finished the Duncan Phyfe table for . They’d been buried under layers and layers of paint for years.  Really. Ugly. Paint.  With a flat finish at that. Yuck. I could just picture how gorgeous they were going to look around that table, when they’re finished. Can’t you? This is the vibe we were going for…..and I think we nailed it!

The chairs got a gorgeous coat of medium gray paint in a satin finish, a little light distressing around the edges, and I finished up with a clear coat of wax to seal them.

white table blue chairs 2 Blue Chairs with a white painted table
DIMENSIONS:
PAINT: Porter Paints Hi-Hide Interior PaintVolcanic Ash, Satin
CUSTOM ORDER – SOLD!

After the Restoration Pics:

Mahogany chair with gray paint Mahogany chair leg Mahogany chairback Mahogany chairs - cushion fabric Mahogany chairs - Cushion fabric

During the Restoration:

Mahogany chairs with gray primer

Mahogany chairs with gray primer

Sealing the mahogany with shellac

Sealing the mahogany with shellac

Almost done stripping the paint

Almost done stripping the paint

Lots of paint layers.

Lots of paint layers.

 

Furniture refinisher in training!

Furniture refinisher in training!

Mustard yellow and dusty rose paint? Blech!

Mustard yellow and dusty rose paint? Blech!

Bye bye gnarly paint!

Bye bye gnarly paint!

Before the Restoration Pics:

Set of 4 vintage mahogany chairs Set of 4 vintage chairs Set of 4 vintage chairs

About Kristen Buckley

Kristen is a transplanted Bostonian who loves North Carolina and can't even imagine living anywhere else. She has been restoring furniture her whole life and has recently found the time to expand beyond just doing it for her own home.

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