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Indian Inlay Stenciled Dresser

  Are you a stencil fan? I used part of the pretty  Indian inlay   stencil  from  Cutting Edge Stencils   and warm white paint to give this little wooden dresser some pizzaz. The cut glass knobs added glam!

Antique Chair Refresh with Oil and Chocolate


Don't be fooled, even though the above after looks allot like the before below this antique dining chair has been given a whole new update! 

I love these classic dining chairs and this one has seen some wear and tear over the years. It is very similar to the armed captain's chair I did while back.


First order of business was to take the seat off and scrub everything well with warm soapy water with some Fusion TSP Alternative added. After rinsing and letting dry it was ready for next step.


The frame was sanded to remove old finish and smooth the dings and rough spots. Starting with an 80 grit sandpaper and moving thru the levels to 150.


To get into the edges better I took the back off the chair popping out the wood buttons, removing the screws and carefully lifting off wood dowels.


This made sanding so much easier.


Once all was sanded smooth the dust was wiped off, the back reassembled and ready for next steps.


The leather seat was cleaned as well and set in place to decide the finish.


The original label was hard to read but I tried to retain it as best I could as I love to keep these details.


I chose good old Fusion Hemp Oil for the finish. Applying with a Fusion Chip Brush it soaked in like a sponge. The color deepened and the wood popped. After about half hour soaking there was hardly any to wipe off. The next day I repeated the process to be sure it had a good hydrating finish.


Moving to the seat I decided to keep it as original as possible. A light sanding to remove any blemishes and a wipe down followed.

I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate to paint the leather. Once dry another light sanding followed by black Fusion Furniture Wax to add dimension.


And the chair is back to its original look achieved with a few great products.


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  2. Wow, great save Lee Ann, the chair looks fabulous! I'm impressed how good the wood works with just a hemp oil finish. A reminder that I need to use it more often on raw wood rather than over chalk or milk paint finishes.

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    1. Thank you Marie, I love hemp oil on raw wood, so easy and such a nice look. Glad I could be a reminder :)

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  3. The new look is amazing! Those are one of my favorite styles to refinish. The flat surfaces are easier to sand :) I would have never thought of painting the leather - it looks great!!

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    1. thank you for sharing your kind words, I truly appreciate them!

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  4. Looks beautiful. I have a similar chair but it has arms. I plan on refinishing it…at some point. It’s on the list and you have inspired me to do it sooner than later.

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    1. Thank you, I also did one with arms too and kept it very true to original as well . Glad to inspire.
      https://creativemoments10.blogspot.com/2017/05/homestead-house-stain-and-finishing-oil.html

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  5. This looks so good. You did a lot of work on this to restore it to it's former glory and I like that you didn't just paint over it. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you Donna, I like to try and keep as much original as I can :)

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  6. I love to save the labels too; it's a piece of history. Well done!

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  7. Hi! This looks great! I have a similar chair--a mission rocker with a 70's green naugahyde-covered seat. I'd never thought of painting it! How well does the paint hold up with use?

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    1. Hello, seeing this is a new project I can quite say but I am not worried seeing I kept it the same color as the original leather. It is however worth a try esp if you keep in the same tones you love that may end up with a worn layered vibe :)

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