It was overdue for re-upholstery, so I picked up some material yesterday and recovered my 1950’s Steelcase chair. The finish on this one is in okay shape, but I really want to refinish both it and its twin which I spent a bit of time cleaning up yesterday.
It’s now been redubbed the Quidditch chair by the household.
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Chris Aldrich mentioned this photo on boffosocko.com.
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Made some good progress on furniture refinishing projects today. The weather has finally warmed up a bit for improved painting and drying times.
Day Four on the Shaw-Walker Filing Cabinet
Rust mitigation, sanded, cleaned, and primed all four drawers, primarily the front faces and edges, though the full bottom on one drawer;
Primed the bottom of the cabinet to prevent further rusting;
Choose a paint color and get clear coat;
I’m half tempted to mount onto steel plate and add casters, otherwise felt stripping/feet to prevent scratching floors;
Finish cleaning hardware (not sure how much better these might get without replating) and remount
Day two on the Steelcase stick leg office chair #2
Spray painted all sides with two coats and left to dry
Sanded down the chair back, washed it, and spray painted with two coats and left to dry.
Reupholster the seat (same Quidditch material as the other?);
Fix broken foot on one leg;
Strip and refinish chair #1