Water-damaged Mesquite Chairs (2 pics)
So I was driving down the street when I saw two hand-carved Spanish Colonial chair frames sitting in the gutter with a sign that said "FREE".
Now, these chairs were pretty water-damaged, all gray on the backs and bottom parts (rails? sorry- don't know the parts of chairs). I says to myself "no problem, heh heh heh, I'll just get some Wood Bleach and fix that".
$85.00 worth of Wood Bleach later, I still have two badly stained "FREE" Spanish Colonial chairs.
It seems that I need a new strategy, cheap as I am.
Does anyone have any creative ideas to share on a wood finish? I will paint as a last resort, but I love the "rustic" look, so perhaps a mottled grayish weathered look would work. I believe the wood is Mesquite. I would like to upholster them in leather or suede, if that helps, and I want to use rustic "clavos" of some sort to attach the leather.
Any hare-brained idea will be much appreciated and carefully considered before settling on a course of action, and finished photos will be posted for all to stare at in shock.
Bad Photo of Free Chair:
Worse Photo of Water/Sun Damage:
Dang, sorry the photos are so big.