If you recall a few months back, I scored the deal of the year and bought these 2 channel back chairs for peanuts.
I've decided to stick with the dusty rose velour and just make a few small updates to freshen them up. First up, I need to do something about those legs. They look pretty dinged up and I don't love the color of the stain (I actually think it was stained, painted then varnished...).
Strip it. Strip it Real Good.
Before doing anything, I need to remove the original varnish and stain. I laid out a plastic tarp on the garage floor and used some tape to protect the fabric near the legs (probably useless since a stripper has strong chemicals that could possibly eat through the tape, but oh well - ignorance is bliss).
So, I changed tack and bought a small hand sander (best $20 ever spent) and used 80 grit paper to get the stain off. Once the stain was removed, I used a finer sandpaper (I think it was around 240 grit) to smooth out the surfaces.
Coming up: new stain + varnish, and using a dip dye technique for the leg tips!