I went half crazy over the love of these 2 charming pressback chairs when I came across them! <3
However, not only could I not sit on them… I could barely touch them they were so terribly fragile — however as old and frail as they were, all I could think of was how you’ll look sweet, upon the seat of these 2 pressback’s chic’d for YOU!
These 2 very frail, but oh so charming chairs needed to be tightened up and filled, as their legs and spindles were falling off, and their seats had wide cracks in them.
Once I finished mending them up, not only could I sit on them — I could dance on them! After a lil’ dancing, I began my transformation with some oh-so-exquisite products by Country Chic Paint:
- Applied 2 coats of ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in my FAVOURITE colour ‘Cheesecake’
- Distressed with sanding block
- Applied 1 coat of ‘Antiquing Wax’
- Applied 1 coat of ‘Natural Wax’
Who needs a carriage, when you can have the stylish marriage of these 2 chairs together?! <3
I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! <3
Those are beautiful! May I ask how you fixed the crack in the seat? I have a lovely old chair and it is split in the seat. I don’t know how to fix it and sitting in in wearing shorts isn’t much fun. Ouch! Ha.
Also, I wanted to ask you if you are in the Facebook Group The Junkin’ Sisters Tribe? It’s an amazing group of people. The admins even let folks share their FB pages. Looks like it maybe a good way to market and see some neat stuff. I don’t sell, but I love it. So many neat ideas. Just a thought. 🙂
Hey Jessica! I repaired those cracks with some wood filler! Filled them in, and then sanded them down! And thank you for mentioning this Facebook Group — I will most def look them up! Truly enjoy your interactions here — thanks so very much for visiting my blog! 🙂
Cool, I will put wood filler on my list! Thank you for that. I really have think you’d like the group. I appreciate that you reply to comments. Some don’t. 🙂
Oops saw typos right when I hit send! Ha.
Beautiful! I just love pressback chairs, and you really gave these a new life!
Thank you Aubrey! I truly went half crazy over the love of these 2 chairs when I found them! I also just learned today that they are rare — “North Wind” or “Northwind” pressback chairs. 🙂
I have an antique dining room set which is in great shape but the chairs need be tighten so they are not wobbly. Could you tell me what you did to make your chairs sturdy? Especially how you got the spindles out without breaking them?
Hi Judith! Thank you for stopping by. To repair the chairs, these are the 2 steps I took:
1) Filled cracks on seat with wood filler, let dry and sanded down
2) Removed spindles from their holes, put wood glue in both the holes and at the base of spindles – and then placed back in their holes to dry
The spindles were so loose that they very easily came out!
I hope this helps you out with your project! 🙂
WOOD FILLER??? Now why didn’t I know this… LOL I have old maple dinning chairs and the seats have cracked on them.. Will definately put that on my shopping list. Thanks Faye.
Good to hear someone picked up a tip by this post Sue! You will <3 wood filler… an essential ingredient for many pieces that deserve a 2nd chance a life! <3