Kitty and The Antique Chair

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Me:  At last! You’ve been put in jail for all your misdeeds!

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Kitty:  Oh, Ha ha….  not.

Me:  Why have you incarcerated yourself then?

Kitty:   Since you won’t turn the heat on, I’m desperately trying to keep warm in this sunny spot. And it just happens to be under your new chair. When are you going to refinish this thing anyway?  It’s been sitting here in the middle of the room for a couple weeks now. Perhaps you should get some advice from your readers.

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Me:  Good idea Kitty.

Kitty: Of course.

Me: I’ll take it outside where the light is better so the folks can get a good look at it.

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So I bought this antique dining room chair at a garage sale a few weeks ago. It called to me and wouldn’t let me leave until I bought it.

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And at only $10, it was a steal.

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It needs to be refinished, but it’s been at least 15 years since I’ve stripped old varnish.

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I’d like to get it down to bare wood, and then put a non-glossy varnish on. I suspect under all that darkness is a light colored wood which is exactly what I would like.

Any suggestions on products/techniques to get this job done?

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