After I sanded and cleaned up the chair; I had to paint it.
I started with a coat of primer. I choose to only primer the bigger areas and to leave the wicker areas alone. For one thing it's difficult to paint the wicker and it's rougher texture than the other wooden areas of the chair. This is after two coats of primer.
It took 3 light coats of the colored paint to get a nice even coat. The wicker areas still look uneven but that has something to do with the angle of light. I'm not worrying about it.
The next step is upholstery.
Part 1: The chair before and prep
Part 1.5: paint and upholstery selections