|This wasn't the worst it looked|
I get why too. the thing was a piece of crap. Scratched and gouged? Check. Speckled with a rainbow coalition of paints? Check. Broken legs? Double check. So, the pic you see above is less than a "before" pic and more of a "oh crap, I'm halfway through this and need to take a photo before this thing looks beautimous" panic pic. I fixed the legs (no small task), took the sheen off with some TSP solution, and sanded the scratches out of the seat.
The scratched seat turned out to be a blessing in disguise because if I didn't have to sand it down, I wouldn't have ended up with the two-tone effect you see above. As has happened with most things I work on that turn out well, I completely fell into this one ass-backwards by accident. I stained it to make it match the rest of the chair so the top coat of paint I put on would look uniform. But I liked the way the stain (Minwax Early American in case you were wondering) looked so much that I said to hell with common sense, this sucker's gonna have an identity crisis. Am I painted or am I stained? Doesn't matter, cause I look awesome.
|In your face, extreme close-up style|