A few months ago my MIL brought over a victorian chair that she had in storage. While I was cleaning it, the top part fell off and shattered on the floor. I was originally planning on keeping the chair natural, but since I had to piece it back together with wood glue and putty, I decided I should probably paint.
When the wood glue and putty dried, I lightly sanded to even out the texture of the chair. I didn't prime before spraypainting (I used Valspar's Exotic Sea Gloss) because I didn't mind if some of the wood coloring of the chair seeped through for a more antique look.
The cushion was full of hay and wool and was fastened to the wooden seat with rusty nails, which definitely had to go. I padded the wooden seat with couple of foam chair cushions from Ikea that I cut to size and stapled a heavy batting over it. I then cut the fabric to size and used my upholstery gun to finish off the seat.
How cute is the rose detailing?!