One chair was made by Councill (or Council - I've seen it spelled both ways) and I had several Councill chairs several years ago but don't see them often. They are really nicely made and very pricey! link to company website You can see their furniture in a lot of magazines but it is just not a household name like those great American manufacturers Hickory Chair, Baker or Sherrill. This particular chair had a lot of trim woodwork giving it a decidedly modern French flair - the original woodwork was a nice distressed pecan finish unfortunately scarred by its ill treatment!
The chair languished at my upholsterer's shop for some time while I was deciding how to deal with the woodwork problems.
As I became more confident of my skills with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints (ASCP), I decided that the paint was the solution for me. I selected a neutral color - Old Ochre - and used wood filled (with slight sanding) to touch up the woodwork and even out the grain. It took several layers and sandings to get the smooth finish I was looking for. It did work!
|Councill Chair (front) amongst other projects in my garage!|
|Detail - Woodwork on Councill Chair|
|My Miracle Baby!|