My takeaway from this transformation: do not shorten the legs on a bar-height chair if they are not at a 90degree angle.
I actually have no idea what style this chair is called. Bar stool? Bar height chair? Fun-spinning-chair (kiddos term)? Let's call it a Bar-Height Chair.
Anyways, after dropping my daughter off at school we snake thru the surrounding neighborhoods for treasure. I found this chair next to a saddle and old coffee table. Being short a horse, I left the saddle, and too many car-seats with diapered bottoms in them kept me from scooping up the coffee table. Chair it was.
Seat was a bit worn but the rest of the chair was protected by a thick layer of dust. lol
|oh look, my personality comes in a paint color|
Couple sloppy coats of homemade chalk paint in Moody Blue as seen here.
Then wiped on/wiped off with walnut stain. Pictured below: the forelegs have been stained but not the back legs. Stain adds a slightly green tint. Love how the stain highlights the grooves and nicks adding more charm.
Sealed with polycrylic.
The Final Result:
Its a pretty pop of color in my otherwise neutral breakfast nook.
|with shortened legs|
|original length legs|
I adore how the stain calls attention to the grooves and other time-worn areas.
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