I spotted this chair at my local dollhouse shop the other day. It was a bit chunky, but I liked the front legs, and the price was low, so I bought it.
This is the way it looks now:
You might have noticed I did a little surgery on the chair. The braces on the bottom were too chunky, so I broke them off and sanded that area smooth. I also used an X-acto knife to hack off portions of the back legs and bevel the slatted backs.
It might not look it from these photos, but the back legs of the finished chair have only about half the wood they started with!
Carving down the chunky bits of commerical furniture is an easy way to make these pieces look a little less mass produced!