On our way back from the rafting trip by Delaware, we stopped by at the antique shop on the way as usual. Saw the chair and bought it for $15 bucks. Later when I decided to work on it, I found a stamp underneath and did some research. Could be over 100 years old.
After applying the stain I was amazed at the contrasty pattern that formed due to a very old dense wood. I used a simple reinforced burlap to cover the new seat veneer. "Before"
A photographer friend Katrina Tang used my chair in her photo-shoot.
With this one I got off with a rough start. Originally I wanted to glue wooden cookies all along the curved edge, making it look like a welded bolts. But the ones I ordered online (Awesome source by the way http://www.americanwoodcrafterssupply.com), were too big, soo I changed my plan and glued them to the feet. Even better? Then I had trouble get the paint stick to the laminated top. Had to sand everything off again and start over with a right primer! If anyone ever wants to paint laminate, this is your product! make sure to sand it first and clear coat at the end.