I've been on the look out for seating options that I could use in our new screened-in-porch. I mentioned the Habitat for Humanity Restore before. I may have a small obsession because I peruse through the Restore on a nearly weekly basis at this point. You never know what you will find and when the price is right, one can find some great deals.
For example, I picked up a pair of vintage metal fold-able chairs for $15. These late 1950's vintage gold tone metal folding chairs are sturdy and still have plenty of life left in them.
|1950's Vintage Chair|
One advantage to older constructed chairs is their simplicity. The vintage chairs are really simple to take apart. I gave them a good scrub including the vinyl seat material, which are still in decent condition.
Because I planned to use these chairs outdoors, I coated them with UV-Resistant, non-yellowing Rustoleum.
I gave the frames two coats of Rustoleum and also coated that chain linked table you see in the background. I found that little chain table on sale at Home Goods.
I switched out the seat cushion batting with a polyester batting which is mildew resistant. I found the polyester outdoor fabric on sale at Joann's online.
I decided to keep the original vinyl material as an extra layer of water resistance. I added the outdoor fabric over top.
Here is the final product. The pair of chairs is a small but good start to my future seating and dining areas on our new porch.
|Pair of 1950's Vintage Chairs|
|Daphne likes the chairs too|