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    Posted 6 years ago

    steve85018
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    Garage sale find for 20 bucks. After a little tightening and oiling, we're trying to decide if we should rehab it or leave it as is.

    It's my guess that it's probably from the 30's or 40's, made by the Sikes company, but the name and data plate on the back is missing. It is made entirely of a hard wood (I think Mahogany or walnut) The paint patina is cool but definitely gives it a rustic look.

    I found this picture on line of a Sikes chair in original condition. Doesn't the wood look amazing! I'M TORN!!!!

    HELP... Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Very pretty! Patina is that the people likes today :)
    2. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      I would leave as is!
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Yes, Im too, people pay money looking for this "touch of time" :)
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      If it were 19th century milk paint to an antique, I'd say leave it.

      I am not a fan of worn paint or modern distressed. I say strip and restore it to the original wood.

      scott
    5. steve85018 steve85018, 6 years ago
      Now were talkin!!!! I'm not going to lie, the paint Is old and definitely kinda cool, but I think the boys are getting it right! Give me WOOD!

      Keep the opinions coming.
    6. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      : / Virginia and Jewels are very stylish--keep that in mind! : DDD
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      You are lovely Jewels, thankssss!
      Two feminine points of view need respect :) lol!
    8. steve85018 steve85018, 6 years ago
      Did you poison my wife's brain too.... what is with this girl power crap. :) Her opinion is valued as is yours and everyones, which is why I asked for the input.

      Thanks... and enjoy
    9. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 6 years ago
      Looks OK painted, looks fantastic in original condition, I know which I would go for!
    10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      MAY have lead paint-- I wouldn't eat it!

      The paint does not look like era of the chair-- probably done in the last 30 years or so, so just as likely lead free paint (post US regulations).

      I have never been accused of being "stylish", so go with the natural wood!

      scott
    11. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      rustic white is pretty hip, but I say go back to the beautiful wood! :)
    12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      I seriously doubt this has milk paint on it. Lead base is certainly a possibility. I would test it and see. Paint stripper won't remove milk paint. Only ammonia will dissolve real milk paint. I would use care in stripping it (I would certainly strip it). Paint remover will also eat away glue used years ago. I tend to think I would use a spray remover if it isn't milk paint. I think 1930's is being quite generous for the age but it could very well be.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Strip! (I'm a girl - take that however you want)
    14. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Lovely racer!! ;)

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