Lori contacted me and wanted a perfect desk chair to go with her new desk. After a lot of searching, I found exactly what she was looking for. This stunning reclaim was in the corner of an antique shop's upstairs storage and looked like someone has thrown a bucket of stain at the front of it. It had such a fantastic shape, was solid mahogany and extremely well built so I began work on it right away.
This is how it began, with the original seat, etc.
Here is the beautiful back after a lot of sanding and painting. The paint used is an oil-based satin finish white called "Highlands White."
Here is the finished product...the entire frame was sanded and prepped, with several paint layers and some slight distressing applied to the edges. The original seat base fit really well and was solid so I kept the same base and padded it with a high-density, high-quality foam base. It was covered with a white cotton fabric and then double padded with a stunning dupioni silk Lori chose off Etsy in a beautiful mild peach. It turned out absolutely perfectly, this chair is now happy in California!