Did I mention I rescue broken chairs?

May 5th, 2010 in member junk     
CleverJunk CleverJunk, member
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Did I mention I rescue broken chairs?

Did I mention I rescue broken chairs?


I think I may have bought this chair from the JunkGirls when they were moving...so it may have been rescued twice!  My first instinct was to just turn it into a swing which would have been cute; or a wall shelf (but that's been done); so since I was in the jewelry display making mood...I just sanded and waxed the chair, added wood knob feet to elevate it's stature and make it feel better about itself.  Then I added a bunch of brass cup hooks that I had verdigris-ed to the back and then set a pretty vintage plate on the seat to catch other things like my watch and safety pin sachet.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, vintage, eclectic, whimsical, jewelry organizer, recycled materials

Comments (6)

piecesofthepast writes: This is really great! I do jewelry shows and I'm forever looking for new ways to display my stuff. Sad...I just got rid of a chair that was just taking up room in my garage...I could have done this! Posted: 8:28 am on May 8th
CleverJunk writes: I use Fiddes Supreme Wax which is similar to Briwax but with less solvent so it's a bit more environmentally friendly. You can find them online at www.fiddesusa.com to locate a dealer near you. Because I have a resale license I buy direct from my area rep. It comes in colors like stain or the light which is actually clear. I either used the clear or the antique brown on the chair. The antique brown has a yellow undertone. For darker antiquing my favorite is rugger brown which is a tobacco color. For painted things realize that if you use a colored wax it will change the color of your project but I like the surprise and the darker colors will sit in the crevices. Rugger over a light blue, for example, will come out a nice blue green color. It's great over bright vintage colors because it tones them down and makes them more rich and aged looking. Those old pinks turn a nice peachy dirty color and whites become antiqued cream. If you look at some of my other projects you'll see what I mean. The tall clock I did started out white on the outside and light blue on the inside. Good luck and happy waxing. Posted: 7:08 pm on May 5th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome way to use the seat of a chair!! Love it. I too am curious about the swing thing.

Hey amorgan ~ I haven't used the wax myself but I think you can probably get it at any home improvement store. It's used to seal finishes on furniture or outdoor stuff. I use Polyurethane. Hope that helps. Posted: 5:17 pm on May 5th
amorgan writes: I am new to all of this what do you mean by waxing? i have seen that a lot on here that they waxed it. Were do you buy the wax? Posted: 4:44 pm on May 5th
shamrockerin writes: how do you make a broken chair into a swing??? I mean, I can guess the basics, but are there any actual instructions as to what kind of hardware to use? That would be a great project for me some day! :) Posted: 4:08 pm on May 5th
Christina_S writes: Clever! Posted: 3:39 pm on May 5th
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