Our friend Ken…pointed out this chair to us at an auction and said we must bring it home with us! It’s made by Tell City Chair Co., solid hard rock maple and we paid just $14.00. Tell City Chair Co. started business in 1865 in Tell City, IN. After doing some research online…most of these chair run any where from $250 +. Ours was a little worn on the arms and legs but could have been stripped and re-stained to look brand new but being the painter that I am, I pictured it a solid black with new upholstery. I know all the natural wood lovers will cringe but I LOVE the way it looks now. Something to remember, it’s only paint ~ so stripping and refinishing can still be done if someone wants to go through all that labor intensity. I’m not sure what price I’ll be writing down on the tag yet but I can tell you this, someone is going to be very happy to take this piece home with them!
I used my all-time favorite Beluga Black Behr Paint in Flat for this chair. I mixed up a batch of homemade chalk paint, painted two coats and then used CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax to finish it.
I would love your opinion…do you like my color choice, fabric, etc…? Or, do you think I should have stripped the piece and re-stained it to it’s natural state?
Greetings from the beautiful Northwest! I am so happy you have stopped by. Hope you find joy and inspiration during your visit. I am so excited to be creating works of art everyday by taking old and neglected furniture pieces and making them beautiful once again. I am a Design Consultant, wife to my best-friend, mother of four and grand-mother of three! I always welcome comments and questions. I truly appreciate all my wonderful followers! One of my favorite verses ~ Proverbs 3:5,6