White and Wood Chair

I spent the weekend getting ready for the first day of school (which was today) and refinishing a couple pieces of furniture. This little chair was a fun, quick fix. I bought this chair for $4.99 at my local Goodwill. The yellowy light birchy wood look is so very 90s to me.  Light wood paired with the silver colored metal seems dated as well.  

I bought this chair for the bent plywood and the airy shape of the metal frame.  At first I thought I might just paint the whole thing a bright color.  But, then I decided that with a little stain, the grain in the seat and back might look really sharp.  So, I sanded the seat and back down to the bare wood and then used a dark walnut colored stain.  I sealed the wood with a almost matte finished water based varnish.  The frame got a good sanding and a fresh coat of flat white spray paint. 

I replaced all the screws, most of them had been pulled out. When I replaced the stripped screws, I used a couple broken off toothpicks in the holes to hold the screws in place. It's a great trick when screws get pulled out of hingers or cabinet doors. 

See what I mean about the shape? It's modern and clean. And now with the white and darker wood, I love the higher contrast.



  1. This is SO posh. The after really looks like something you would find at West Elm or Modernica. What a fantastic makeover!

  2. Test the used workplace chair's tilt mechanism. Sit thereon and take a look at some totally different positions. If the seat is difficult to control or tilt, you would possibly not need to shop for it. laborious to manage seats is also the onset of oxidization or harm in its within mechanisms and you wont need your seat to fall aside once you are thereon.


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