Susan Duane
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Chair Redo living-room

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naqsa wrote:
Where can I buy these chairs?
   Comment   August 24, 2012
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Susan Duane
i found the chairs at an estate sale and then painted and reupholstered them.
August 24, 2012 at 12:15PM   
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cherylglover wrote:
What color(s) did you paint them? They look great.
   Comment   June 9, 2013

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To find estate sales in your area, check the local papers or search online. Many companies have websites and you can preview the goods available at each sale. If you don't have any luck there, try auction houses, thrift stores or antique shops.
1. Strip old painted finishes. This is not an easy task and definitely is not wise for anyone with respiratory issues to undertake — but aside from those caveats, stripping your own old furniture can save money and produce good results. Tools of the trade: Chemical stripper (note that the faster-acting strippers are also the most toxic), solvent respirator with new filters, safety goggles, chemical-resistant gloves, work apron, brushes, scrapers and steel wool.

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1. Strip old painted finishes. This is not an easy task and definitely is not wise for anyone with respiratory issues to undertake — but aside from those caveats, stripping your own old furniture can save money and produce good results. Tools of the trade: Chemical stripper (note that the faster-acting strippers are also the most toxic), solvent respirator with new filters, safety goggles, chemical-resistant gloves, work apron, brushes, scrapers and steel wool.
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