I found this brand new chair at Goodwill. It still had plastic over the seat cushion.
No matter what I tried, I could not get the arms tighten. I used glue and a lot of pressure to tighten the screws. Nothing was working.
I removed the arms, filled the holes with wood putty.
I grabbed my Purdy paint brush and painted the chair with
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint.
I distressed, waxed, polished.
She never looked better.
Sometimes you have to take-away to make something better!
Have you removed any arms?