Once in a while, I'll get grief over some of my painted pieces. For those of you that paint furniture, you know what I am talking about. "I can't believe that you painted over that beautiful wood!". I've heard it a few times - the below was no exception.
The before picture (bottom right) makes it look like it's in great condition - but, it really wasn't. The finish was messed up all over. It sat in the shop for almost a year with basically no interest - so, it was time for a facelift. I used to refinish a lot of furniture, but putting my hands in all those chemicals is not something I like to do anymore. Paint is so much easier. I had recently read about a paint that I was anxious to use...Modern Masters metallic paint - and it is wonderful! This vanity was done in Warm Silver.
Painting is a passion of mine, but there are times when I surprise myself. My latest big "score" is one of those times. I purchased these wonderful bentwood chairs thinking they were going to get the "up-dos".
Look at the seat!
When I did the research on the old paper labels, I found that they are authentic Thonet chairs (imported from Astra Bentwood Furniture Company, Czechoslovakia), and there was no way I could do that to them. Not to mention that I got 17 of these chairs!!! The only issue with them, beside a few cracked seats, was paint splatter. I spent all day cleaning them and they look marvelous! Plus, they are very sturdy! MAJOR score!