When I started working on my craft room, I knew I needed a cute chair for my sewing desk. I got really sick of rolling my computer chair back and forth every time I wanted to sew. So I found this cute wood chair at Salvation Army for $3 and I knew I could fix it up!
As you can see, it was all scratched, had stains and paint all over it, and just needed some TLC.
I started out by sanding it with a fine grit paper.
Then I used a tack cloth to clean up all the dust. Do you know how much I HATE tack cloth? That stuff is gross and it feels so weird to get all over your hands. I had no idea what I was in for when Hubby suggested I use it.
I decided to use a polyurethane spray to keep the original wood color, but just add a clean gloss. I sprayed the chair outside and let it dry according to the directions.
There were a few rough patches on the seat of the chair, so I went back with a very fine grit sandpaper and sanded again. This made a HUGE difference and the whole chair was smooth. Then I sprayed one more time and let it dry.