CHI Good Questions: Stain or Paint this Chair?

CHI Good Questions: Stain or Paint this Chair?

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Janel Laban
May 16, 2008

Cynthia sent in a good question: "I bought this little blue round-back chair for $45 the other day, and I've already started sanding it in hopes of giving it a complete makeover. This picture definitely makes the chair look better than it does in real life.

Any ideas? I'm especially torn as to whether I should stain the wood or paint it?"

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Great find, Cynthia! The chair is such a good shape and should work really well nearly anywhere due to its nice lines and compact size. We like painted furniture quite a bit, so we'd likely go that route, but we'll open it up to the crowd....

Please share your ideas for redoing the chair with Cynthia in the comments below...

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