Earlier this summer, I held a garage sale. It was fun to have a few Junk By Jenny pieces deeply discounted as part of the sale. It allowed me to thin out some of my “bursting at the seams” inventory stash. I sold an adorable gray upcycled table to a customer. In the midst of the craziness the first 30 minutes that a garage evokes, she also bought 2 great chairs with the table, of which I completely missed the memo on. My delivery boys brought the table, but not the chairs to her house. In the mean time, I sold her chairs to someone else. Eeeek! The customer was fine with the mixup. I offered to do 4 custom chairs for her. We each set out with homework. I needed to round up more vintage chairs, while she was in charge of choosing a fun color combo.
Sander & Sand Paper
Before | After
I have my little system down pat when it comes to chair upcycling. To spare you the “here she goes again” story, I’ll give you the short version:
- Lightly sand chair.
- Spray chair with spray paint, applying several light coats.
- Distress edges.
- Lightly stain distressed areas.
- Apply a clear poly coat.
The chairs were definitely full of character.
My backyard/alley is my spray painting go-to spot. The customer did such a great job choosing colors.
The distressing details bring out the vintage flair in chairs.
These four beauties were safely delivered to the customer, with no garage sale mix ups this time. It seems my sincere apologies turned out ok.