Two years ago this Poang IKEA chair was on the curb outside of someones house, hours away from being trashed. I pulled over and quickly shoved the chair into my teeny Toyota Celica and drove home. When I got the chair home, I was able to take a closer look at its condition. Aside from a missing screw and minor wear and tear, the chair was prestine. By bleaching the fabric cover and with a new screw I had a new comfy chair.
Here's how the chair looked in my home...
I was stoked about my curb side find and I've been very happy with the chair, but I recently got an itch to spruce it up a bit. With several coats of wood stain left over from my powder room makeover, I was able to change the look of the chair to this...
|It's been awhile since Roxy has made her way into my pictures. But on this day, she wasn't moving for anything. Since I think she's so cute, I let her sit right in the middle of my picture.|
|See how nice the chair took to the stain.|
Here's some pictures of what I did...it was so easy!
|This is what the wood looked like before I stained it.|
|Here's a super close-up of the wood while I was sanding. In order for the wood to absorb the stain properly, it's important that you use a rough sandpaper to take off any protective coating from the wood.|
|I took the chair apart to make painting the base easy breezy.|
|Here's the base of the chair as I began to paint the first coat of wood stain. I painted a total of three coats, allowing each coat to dry overnight.|
|Don't you think the dark wood looks so much better?|
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