What's this about? Why do I want to do it?
My mother bought me this chair from the junk stall at Woking market for a couple of quid. I was going to leave it painted white, but she started stripping the paint. Having carried on with that, I can see her point - it's lovely wood underneath. (Beech, I think, but I'm not sure.) Anyhow, now it's started it needs finishing, because it looks a bit silly as it is.
How will I know I've done this?
The chair will be stripped down to bare wood, and finished with beeswax or similar. (There seem to be two layers of white paint, one of horrible blue, probably lead, paint, and one of some sort of varnish.)
I'll record this in posts in this journal.