Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wood Banker's Chair



I’ve been on the hunt for a computer chair for our family room for months.


My patience paid off, when I found this banker's chair, at my favorite thrift store a few weeks ago.


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I love these chairs from Pottery Barn.  They look similar to the chair I found, but at a much bigger price tag- of course!


I was happy to pay the price marked on the sticker.


After a little cleaning and some stain, it’s perfect for our family room.  


  *I stained the chair without doing anything first.  No stripping, no sanding, nothing!  Although skipping these steps is not recommended, I had no issues with the surface being sticky.  After applying the stain with a rag, I left the chair in the garage overnight to dry.  I’m obviously not an expert.  My advice is to, "stain at your own risk"!

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27 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous chair Brandi. I cant believe the price. It looks just like the PB chair. Don't you love getting the look for a lot less.

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  2. This chair is sensational Brandi :) I hope you come back to my blog and follow me ( You would be my 100th follower ) xx Ava

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  3. Your computer chair looks awesome! I picked one of these up at the "junque" store after we moved to NH. I've always wanted one. While it's still lovely to look at, it was clearly not made for my backside. haha! I hope yours is more comfortable than mine!

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  4. It is official Brandi :) You are a legend !! From here on you are my favourite follower xx Ava

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  5. Very nice find!!! I love the look!!!

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  6. $19. is a great price! I bought one off of Craigslist a couple of years ago for $40.00. Fred used it but since he is teaching on-line all day, he needed something more modern for his back. So, I sold it on Cragislist for $45.00.
    What else are you looking for? Maybe I'm getting rid of it! m.
    http://www.oursimplelives.com/2011/05/ive-seen-light.html

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  7. Awesome find Brandi! Your patience certainly did pay off! It looks more comfy than the brand new ones too :) That x back looks really elegant.
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  8. Great idea. I have never tried staining, but you made it look easy. Especially since you didn't need to do the stripping and the other recommended stuff. I guess for a little patience and looking around you can end up with a fabulous piece of furniture. I like it!

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  9. What a great find, Brandi and for that price!! It looks great!
    Take care,
    Lori
    www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

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  10. Lovely chair and priceless. I enjoy your blog. It gives me inspiration to stop procrastinating and get my business rowing.

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  11. I love the chair and it looks very much like the PB ones! I love when that happens. You did a great job on it, I do not like stripping and sanding so your method is perfect. :)
    xoxo

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  12. What a fantastic find!! You really are good at finding the best things at thrift stores Brandi.
    Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes for my boys :)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  13. Love your chair Brandi...we have an old one sort of like this, it was my husbands fathers chair..so compfy! :D

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  14. Nice price, and I love the curvy arms.

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  15. What an awesome find! I love that the makeover was so simple too :)

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  16. Great find. I love the way it turned out! (I also love the way you've hung the photos on the wall behind it!)

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  17. WOW!! What a bargain for that beautiful, solid chair! I just love those and have been looking for one for myself. I've seen a few but they've all had issues with the rolling legs, etc. that I didn't want to try to tackle. Yours looks great!

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  18. What a great find! I love it when that happens! :)

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  19. What a gorgeous chair! I would have brought her home too!

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  20. Oh my what a lovely find Brandi! Girl you find good stuff!

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  21. How crazy...we just bought a chair like this and paid $30 at an antique mall. The Cutest!

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  22. what a fantastic chair. I LOVE Pottery barn.. I was thinking about visiting there today .. mainly to get ideas.
    Have a great Sunday.

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  23. Oh man I'm so jealous! What a great find!

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  24. Your banker's chair looks wonderful! Well done.

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