This might be my favorite piece yet. It is so solid and fun now that it has been restored to awesomesauceness. Yup. That's a word. Look it up. Didn't find it? Oh...my bad. :)
This lil dude was busted and disgusted. The bottom was broken and there was a ton of just...GRIMEY GRIME on the arms. Dried on grimey grime. Just gross. But...as we've covered before...solid wood can be sanded and cleaned up so well so I repaired it with wood glue, contact cement and wood filler and then got out my palm sander to remove all the grime off it.
Then I painted it but it was just regular and I wanted it to be fun. This will probably end up in the kids' guest room once I find the perfect size desk so, of course, I wanted it to be neat and indestructible too. LOL! I used some of my stencils and did a rustic French numbering stencil on the seat using chalkboard paint but it looked too "new" and I didn't like it. To combat this I mixed one part paint to two parts water in a wide mouth jug and shook it up really well and then applied to the seat wiping it off almost immediately with blue shop towels for a white washed look.
The feet on it were rusted and non-removable so I taped the legs up and hit them with some gold paint. To finish it, I sprayed it down well with Minwax polycrylic three times. Should be good to go.
And now it's so cute...I might not want a kid sitting in it. Indestructible or not. So there. LOL!