I have had this chair for months, I got it D.I. thinking it would be a easy project. I was wrong..I didn't know how hard lacquer was to sand off, and the wood on the seat frame was broken and stapled together, so luckily taylor was able to make a new one. Anyways we have had a few gorgeous sunny days where I could to go outside during naps to sand and paint. It looks so much better, I wish I had a before picture! The seat is made out of the curtains that came with our bedroom set because we only have one window and the set came with curtains for two...destiny.