Hi Friends! I have had a good first week of 2012-ate well, lived as simply as possible, and got a bit accomplished both at work and at home.
A while back, I had replaced a computer chair in our family room with another because this one began looking so shabby. The wood was getting all gunky and discolored and the straw/rope seat began falling apart. However, one of my sons complained that the "new" chair (actually an antique bought many years ago at a little shop in Tustin) was uncomfortable and wanted the "old" chair (pictured below) back.
Although I considered painting the chair, in the end I decided to work with a simple wood refinisher and then used paste wax over that to improve the wood tone a bit...
This darkened the wood slightly. Then I re-glued the portions of the seat pad with Gorilla Glue, and the placed a fun cushion on top.
Voila! I had already had all supplies on hand and it took very little time to improve the chair in a simple, easy way.
The chair cushion blends well with our black computer station and is more comfortable for all.
Please read my next post, as I also wanted to share one of my Christmas gifts...