Saturday, February 16, 2013

Slate Banker's Chair



I got this banker office chair after someone let me know their friend had some chairs they no longer needed. This is one of the chairs, the other one looks almost identical, but it is made of oak and slightly larger… it is more manly.

I prefer this one over the other, but the seat had a large crack and needed some fixing. My dad screwed the seat into the frame directly underneath it. Some of the screws had fell out and loosened over the years. One of the arms also needed a new screw to stabilize it. Once everything was tightened with some new screws, the chair looked great and felt sturdy, but the crack was obviously still there.



I don’t mind the crack. The chair overall is still so cool, but I planned on using wood filler to make it less noticeable. I decided to paint this one, the other one will be stained since it is better condition. I recently got new milk paint colors from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. and was excited to try out the color slate on this chair. (Be sure to check out their products and let them know I sent you!) I have to say, this color is gorgeous! It is a light blue grey. It looks brighter blue depending on the light, but no matter what the color is amazing. I used the bonding agent to make sure it would stick without chipping off. It took about 2- 3 coat to cover. I prefer to paint with thinner paint, so I often have to do more coats.

I wanted a worn look, but not distressed or shabby chic, so I left spots on the chair with wood showing through the brush makes. I then sanded  with 150 grit sandpaper to keep that worn look with the darker shadows of the wood coming through. This paint sands so well, which makes it easier to do the distressed or worn look. Latex can be a pain to distress because it just rolls and peels off.

Here she is all finished. I still can't get over this color!








I love the old steampunk, industrial metal parts on the chair... and those casters! Old stiff is the best!

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25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous chair, I love the slate one of the few milk paint colors I haven't tried yet. Seeing your chair I will definitely be giving the slate a try soon.

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    1. Thanks you! And the slate milk paint is so great!

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    2. Popped over from MMM. Lovely chair. Those caters add so much to the overall look. Love it all; paint, repaired seat and casters.

      Donna Allgaier-Lamberti / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
      Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
      Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
      Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (To see a portfolio of painted pieces for sale)

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  2. Great restyle I love this shade of blue......one day I will give Milk Paint a try :) have a great day.

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  3. I have a chair just like this one. I still haven't decided what to do with mine. Yours turned out beautifully! I'd love it if you would link this up to my new linky party, "What We Accomplished Wednesday." It goes live about 6:00 PM eastern time on Tuesday night. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  4. Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop! Cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can visit me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  5. Your chair looks fabulous. I have a non-twirling version of that that I sit at my desk and I've been thinking of painting it.

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  6. Looks great and I love the castors. You're right old is the best! I'm your newest follower. Hope you can visit me at www.retaildiyet.com.

    Looking forward to seeing more from you!
    Danielle

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the projects you share on your blog. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. This is awfully pretty--love the blue paint shade you chose, and it was very helpful that you included tips for reinforcing and fixing the chair prior to painting--thank you!

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  8. The shade of blue is perfect and the chair has a wonderful shape!

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    1. Yes! I really love the old banker style chairs with the industrial feel

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  9. It looks beautiful painted! I have a wooden desk chair but it doesn't have arms. I keep pondering if I want to paint it and can't make up my mind. Yours turned out wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! I always think wood desks look best with painted chairs and painted desks look best with wood chairs. It just helps to mix up the finishes and tones in the space.

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  10. I love the chair and the paint color. So cute! Stopping by from Liz Maries Link Up With Me party :)

    Jessica
    www.thejunknest.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great piece! Charming to begin with, and even more so with the new paint color!

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  12. Love that shade of blue... gorgeous paint makeover. I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  13. Love the chair! What a great find! :)

    toddlindsey.com

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  14. Your chair looks amazing. I love the color and the crack gives it character ;-)

    Thanks for sharing this at Throwback Thursdays.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  15. Love the color that you chose for your chair. I haven't heard of the brand of paint that you used and wonder if anyone in my area carries it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Throwback Thursday.

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