I love finding vintage industrial chairs that no one wants. I bought this chair for $3. I was immediately drawn to the simple design and it’s complex functionality. I grabbed it up and knew exactly how I wanted to restore it!
The first step was to tear down the chair as far as I could. I removed the seat, and back rest. Just a few screws and nuts.
Then I sanded the old varnish or poly off with a sander. You have to remove all of the old product of the stain will not stick, and penetrate the wood.
I used the same stain that I used to refinish the floors in our house. I love the dark walnut color!
Here is the wood after a few coats. After the stain was dry I applied a spray polyurethane. I applied 4 coats. Make sure each coat is dry before applying the next. I also painted the base with a metallic silver spray.
Here is the finished product! Check out the color of the floors!