DIY Project – Restored Bentwood Chair
February 9, 2012 § 4 Comments
I have always admired authentic bentwood furniture, particularly the Thonet Bistro Chair. Widely renowned as a design classic, I’ve often seen beautifully (and not so beautifully) restored pieces in antique shops for ridiculous prices and have been searching for one to restore myself for a few months now. Yesterday I was lucky enough to come a cross a real gem at a secondhand furniture shop in Southport. As the chair was in quite a sorry condition I got it for $20 and wasted no time in getting to work.
This is the chair in the condition I bought it, it was a yellowy cream colour and once I started sanding it back I realised it had been a number of other colours before that!