Sunday, June 2, 2013

Vintage Patio Chairs that need a redo~!

Look what I found~!

They were buried in an old shed over by the barn, where the roofing had been ripped off in a wind storm umpteen decades ago and the weather wore them out...


I mean seriously ~ they're old, they smell bad (they actually have hair on top of the springs...) They're rusty and crusty and ripped and ugly, but for some reason, under all that 'ewww,' I see some fabulous patio furniture for the back patio~!


They are HEAVY ~ the wind will never tip them over, or take them skidding across the patio. Because of the wind here, I'm always looking for outdoor decor that can hold its own weight ~ literally...


They have character and well, I'm a character, so we should make a good pair~!


They won't be hard to take apart and spray paint the frames...
The reupholstery might take some planning...


They're made by the "Certified  Chrome Furniture Company"
They're definitely 'vintage' like everything else around this place...

Both Chairs have their tags in the back and I do believe that once the re-do is complete, I'll tack the tags back onto the backs. I think I'm going to reuse the old, rusty upholstery tacks too...


I'm thinking, I'll spray paint the frames with rust spray paint and recover the seats with new pieces of memory foam and this upholstery fabric I picked up for $1 a yard awhile ago...

I'm not 'in love' with the fabric, so I didn't start today. But, I don't want to put any money into this either. This yardage is in my stash and it's the thickest upholstery fabric I currently have. I'm still trying to convince myself this is the one. The back patio is in direct sunlight all afternoon, so some cutesy, cheesy, cheap fabric isn't going to cut it... This is 5 yards of thick upholstery cloth, but it's so, so boring~ ugh...


They'll find a permanent home on my back patio, but if needed on the front patio, they would match the barn red patio set out front if I go with the fabric above...


Old, vintage, spring bottom, barrel back chairs like these are so comfy... These will be quite a project, but they'll be worth the save and my back patio is in need of a couple patio chairs...

My biggest question is~


Should I put a ruffle around the bottom of the seat,

or leave it plain?


Does anybody have any other ideas for these

old rusty, crusty, chairs?


5 comments:

  1. If the pattern is soooo boring than spice up the chair spray paint..... A cinnamon fiesta red??
    If you use the rusty tacks, get a can of CLEAR first and spray them so the rust doesnt bleed on to the new fabric..
    NO ruffle!!! keep the vintage clean line look for them...
    Will be awesome when done...
    ~Pam~

    ReplyDelete
  2. I vote no on the ruffle but I think they will look great when done!

    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  3. Me too, for no on the ruffle. I love ruffles, but not on these. Have you looked up that company on the net? Antiques Roadshow might tell you they are classic such and such, and very valuable ha.

    ReplyDelete
  4. P.S. I love that fabric, but don't you need that sun outdoor fabric that can take the weather? Maybe you would find it on sale at Hancock Fabrics.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments...
I love to hear from you~!
=)