Hey guys! We hope this little post finds you doing well… before we begin, I just wanted to say all of your comments and messages meant so very much to us yesterday. Your support and encouragement never ceases to amaze us… so thank you. So much.
Today I wanted to show you guys this little gem that I found from Blue Willow Farm last spring. We’re in the middle of an office redo, and when I spied this piece, I knew it was the perfect find for our desk area. Like, swoon-worthy love, right?
Some pieces just aren’t meant to be painted. So the challenge was to bring a little richness back to this lovely old desk chair.
Isn’t he a handsome?
Here’s what we did:
We started out with warm water and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Per the instructions on the back, and coating it well, rubbing gently with old t-shirt pieces. We let it sit for around ten minutes and then wiped off any excess. We did this twice.
There were a few paint marks on this one, so we took a very gentle dish sponge, and rubbed away any paint that was on top, as well. I used my fingernails, too.
Here’s the bottom part before, and during. I realize that the wood is wet, but we could tell an immediate difference. It minimized the little dings and scratches and definitely got rid of the years of built up stuff on the chair.
We even replaced the old casters with these beautiful brass ones.
Papa’s got a brand new bag! Yeah, Baby!
We love the new look for an old piece, and the fact that we were able to bring something back. It still has worn places, but we think that’s party of the beauty.
Have you guys restored anything recently? What’s your fave tip? We’d love to hear!