I love grubbing through antique shops and car boots for little treasures to give a new lease of life to, but my search for a simple wooden chair seemed to be getting very tricky.
I started on Ebay. Perfect chair found. Collection only from Sussex. Moving on…
Cattle Market car boot and a lovely old man that appears at the Derby car boot every weekend caught my eye. He had some gorgeous chairs. Only problem this time was that he wanted a gorgeous price for said gorgeous chairs.
Antique shops seemed to be a similar problem, and alot had already been restored. It would be daft to pay double for a restored chair so I could take it home … to restore.
I decided to look a little newer to see if this would help with the budget, and I found a simple but very lovely unfinished wooden chair. It spent a week untouched while I excitedly picked over my collection of tester pots.
After letting two coats completely dry – which was lovely and quick thanks to Mr Sunshine making an appearance – I painted on a thin layer of No.59 New White.
As is always the way, I then went on to finish last weeks ironing pile and deciding what wonderful invention I could muster up for tea.
So as I left my chair drying in the sun, our cat Buddy came to inspect my handywork…
Obviously it had been a hard day at the office.
Hopefully it wont be too long before I can get back into the garden to finish my chair – I’ll keep you posted!