I have several stories from the life of the Viennese chairs... And each story is unique — though, sometimes it's easier to burn than to restore. This story has a happy end.
Materials for restoration:
1. Remover for cars and varnish and paint remover from a hardware store.
2. Power sander and sandpaper of different grind.
3. Decorative impregnation to protect the wood.
4. Wooden paste coating.
6. Glue for gilding.
7. Imitation gold leaf.
What a chair looked like:
Disassemble it into pieces, remove rusty bolts:
Wash of paint, use a scraper:
When you find cracks, glue them and press with woodworking clamps:
Sand with the machine:
Here I used a decorative element, applied it with the stencil and coating:
And the most pleasant part — impregnating, painting and varnishing:
And apply some gold over glue:
All is done! Enjoy the new old chair! :)