A thrift shop find lured me because of its carving.
Quite weak and very damaged, it was held together with duct tape.
I can handle it.
With wood glue and filler, the joints and damaged legs won't be noticed.
Clamped and left to dry overnight.
After the glue and filler dried, I sanded off the excess to smooth out the shape.
Then upholstered the seat with a new cover.
A velvet, warm colored, stripe fabric.
Planning to paint the chair, I protected the carving with plastic wrap. I didn't plan to paint that part. After all, it's what attracted me to the fixer upper. It needs to be accentuated!
Then I spray painted the rest of the chair with Rust Oleum in black gloss .
See how well the filler worked!
Then hand painted around the rose and leaves with black paint...
Then replaced the seat.
Now she looks so pretty!