I must be the patron saint of unloved furniture. This chair was the last item up for bid at a recent auction. Nobody wanted it, so I got it for $1.00. Chairs are not my favorite thing to re-do, but when I pay that little for one I think of it as a good opportunity to try out a finish.
So here's what I did:
Two coats of Annie Sloan Graphite, gentle sanding on the edges, followed by AS clear wax. You can see what a difference the wax makes in the color of the Graphite if you compare this to my previous post about the "Apothecary" chest. I like both finishes--it's just a matter of what look you want. Finally, the seat was recovered with a neat old Dekalb seed sack.
It's down at Liberty House waiting for a new home.