This is a story of picking at its finest! I really didn’t even want these chairs!! My friend, Steve, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He and I both knew that these chairs would be really cute if given a little TLC. So they were loaded in the car with the rest of the stuff he thought I needed. My husband didn’t even blink twice. He could see Steve and I were having a great time reimagining all of the old beat-up things he had for sale.
This is a picture of the chairs in process. I almost forgot to take a picture of how terribly ugly they were. See… I had already removed the seats and backs and was ready to sand down the metal when I realized that a picture had to be taken. I promised Steve I would send him the before and after shots.
Here is a better picture of the actual color of the red cracked and dirty vinyl chair covers and the rusty metal frame. (WOW! sorry for the garage shot. Some fall cleaning is in order, don’t you think?)
So I removed the red vinyl and added some padding to the back of then chairs.
And added some foam cushioning to the seat. See how nice and clean and neat they look?
I picked out some coated fabric. Something bright and colorful. Perfect for a front porch or kitchen.
I spray painted the metal frames a bright orange.
Then added some tacks to the backs. You can see them around the edges. And finally, screwed the seats and backs onto the metal frames.
Decided I could paint a side table I had in my stash to match.
Hand painted the design to somewhat match the fabric. Then painted several coats of satin polyurethane on the top. This will ensure the top stays in good shape, especially if it ends up on a porch.
A closer look at the painted top.
The chairs are so bight and fun…and comfortable. This grouping was for sale at the October Prairie Market. (My daughter really wanted one of the chairs for her room…. sorry Honey, your room is already full!) Hope their new owners are enjoying them.
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