I was given this Vintage gossip chair to makeover for a Fundraising Benefit for a neighbor of ours. 100 % of the proceeds went towards the Benefit for Levi (a 10yr Old boy diagnosed with a very rare form of bone cancer). So a lot of love went into this piece. It was very old (and dirty) so it was cleaned with a degreaser (dawn and water). After a thorough cleaning, I painted the chair with GF Snow White. I sanded the tabletop down and stained with 1 coat of Minwax Early American (sorry, it was all I had on hand--). The top received three coats of GF High Performance top coat in flat. The seat was recovered in a black and white material.