Posted: April 19th, 2012 | Filed under: DIY, Furniture, Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: Baughman era chrome director's chair, dissolving rust with cola | 9 Comments »
While Craigstweeting today, I found something I couldn’t resist.
WHAT?! More chairs? Ummm…Yes.
*holds head in shame*
As for rehab- it’s mostly surface rust, so I brought out my trusty and crusty friends to help.
Once I got to work, I found a few spots that required the cola treatment. Sigh. That just added another hour to the job. The not-leather, but pleather had only one tiny nick on the backside, so yeah for that!
They cleaned up pretty well!
Currently, they are in the dining room heading up the table. I’ve now got my Burke/Saarinen knock offs as side chairs ever since the galvanized ones have moved outside.
I’ve been hunting for the perfect set of 8 Baughman beauties for almost 2 years now, but those don’t come cheap, so patience is been a virtue I must pretend to have.
Have a great weekend!
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that while I was in Brimfield last Summer, I fell for a pair of these, but they were $495 for the pair.
Posted: January 23rd, 2010 | Filed under: DIY, Furniture, Our Projects | Tags: dissolving rust with cola, nashville flea market, removing rust on chrome | 4 Comments »
Well, after surfing and polling some wise peeps, I gained a renewed hope for ditching the remaining rust spots on the chrome of my flea market stools. Cola applied with wadded up aluminum foil is the choice of car enthusiasts on the net..so I figure, why not give it a whirl?
People, can I just TELL you how thrilling, yet horrifying this was? It works. I mean really works. I knew I should give up my once daily diet soda, but I don’t think that will be a problem now. I can’t believe I’ve been ingesting RUST DISSOLVER. Not cool. At all.
There were a couple of areas I knew were beyond saving since it had penetrated the chrome, but all the other spots I couldn’t get with the Noxon? WOW. Check it out.
before and after
and another before and after
You can see where the chrome is pitted here…but still WAY better than before.
Then, I went back and polished up all over with the Noxon again and…Tah Dah!!!!!
one of the good spots…
It took a lot longer than I expected, but it was well worth it. They aren’t perfect, but they are miles ahead of where they were, and I lurv them.