Today, I am sharing a DIY that I ‘finally’ completed yesterday on a vintage Queen Anne style upholstered bench that I purchased from the Beaumont Mill Antiques & Collectibles this time last year, it has been sitting in my garage ever since – my husband has repeatedly asked if he could put it out for curb side collection at least one a week!!! I always have “projects” that I am going to restore – I am using that word very vaguely, sometimes that means a complete sanding and oiling or a light sand, paint and wax finish depending on the individual piece and it’s condition.
The next one is an antique fan from Robbins & Myers Co. of Canada Limited from Brantford Ontario manufactured in the 1950’s, it’s still is working order so I just need to remove the years of built up grime and peeling paint so reveal the stainless blades and original brass and stainless steel metal casing.
This time is was a light sand, Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint, a rub down to scuff up some edges and then a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I absolutely love the clear wax finish to gives the perfect sheen. I use Annie Sloan Pure White on all my projects that I want white, I am no expert at painting furniture but I am very good at following direction and thankfully Dini from Dini & Co where I purchase my paint, always answers my thousands of questions. Dini has classes twice a month, you can learn all about painting with Annie Sloan. The cushion also needed to be re – upholstered with new fabric, I simply removed the vintage leatherette covering and tacks. Next I added 2 layers of dacron covered by my white finishing fabric and stapled it into place with my staple gun, it’s very important to make sure that the fabric is held firmly in place but not do stretch it out so it pulls against the staples.