Monday, October 11, 2010

Retro Chair Re-Do

Good morning, hope you are having a {lovely} Columbus Day!


I love these old style metal patio chairs, and have been looking for some for forever! 


Guess where I found them?

In my mother-in-law's garage!

And she let me have them! 
(Yes, HAVE! As in free!)

I was very very excited, because although they have a little rust and are painted a lovely primer grey, they have zero dents, and are in {amazing} shape for their age!

I stripped off the grey paint... then some red paint... and under that I found blue paint!



the chair on the right has been stripped and sanded down to the metal... just a tiny bit of rust on the seat!

A few coats of primer and some Krylon spray paint, and these puppies are ready for my {imaginary} patio! (I need a patio...)




Love these ladies! (Of course these chairs are female!)


<3 AmberLou


Sharing at a few of these parties!











45 comments:

  1. Such a great transformation -- love the spring-like colors you chose!

    Greta
    www.modgarden.blogspot.com

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  2. What fun and creative projects you have on your blog! Love what you did with the chairs. I remmeber having those kind growing up.

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  3. Ok, I seriously love these chairs! They remind me of chairs my grandparents might have had or maybe motel chairs on vacation as a kid. You did so good brining new life to them. LOVE IT!

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  4. So cute! I would love to have you link up over at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday party! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! I wish someone would give me a couple of those. I've been looking everywhere for a couple that were not rusted and were built strong enough for a plus-size woman to sit in.

    My grandmother had some of these chairs on her porch, and I have a picture of me when I was about 3 months old sitting in the chair. I wasn't able to sit up yet, so my Mom used a cloth diaper to tie me in the chair! Good memories.

    Your chairs look wonderful! I know it was hard work scraping the layers of old paint, but the result is STUNNING!

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  6. Awesome re-do! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  7. Great job on the transformation! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Hopefully we can see you again next Tuesday! xoxo

    -Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  8. Oh, I'm coveting these chairs! My grandmother had some in her yard at the farm many years ago, and I was always (and still am) enamored with them. Would love to have some one day.

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  9. I would LOVE chairs like those. Great job on the Re-Do.

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  10. These turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me again for another great party!

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  11. You are lucky to find those as you did. I have seen them in estate sales and antique places, and they are pricey. You made a big difference in yours.

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  12. I love the look of that kind of chair, but they get too hot in the sun.

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  13. I love the color you picked for the 'girls'! (they definetely look like ladies to me!) Great find. Free is the best kind!!

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  14. These are beautiful. I love the colors you picked for these. Did you have to sand these down before you painted?? Love them....great job. Happy VTT!

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  15. These are beautiful, love the colours.

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  16. These chairs remind me of beach cottages, which had these when I was young.
    Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!

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  17. great redo! perfect color choices and I love the style of these chairs!

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  18. I LOVE these and they totally remind me of being a child in the 1960's!

    Blessings!
    Gail

    P.S. Pop by for a visit and enter in for my SPECIAL giveaway!

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  19. Awesome chairs. I just love the lines of chairs like these and you chose great colors for them - beautiful!

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  20. Love your chairs! Great redo!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  21. Very pretty! I love the colors you chose.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  22. Love these! Reminds me of the one I found (also free!. Looks like you put a lot of work into them and it really shows. Great job!

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  23. How adorable! I bet your MIL is going to want them back now! ;)

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

    Sarah

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  24. I absolutely love these chairs, and your color choices! I have two similar in the garage in bad need of painting...you've inspired me!

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  25. Hope you get your patio for the girls cause they will look lovely!

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  26. I would choose those exact colors! But I gotta say, stripping them all the way down to metal was very diligent of you! That's alot of work!

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  27. Lovely transformation! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  28. Beautiful job you did painting them. I love the colors you chose.

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  29. Those are super colors for the chairs! Wish I could find a pair like that. They are really great. Jane F.

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  30. Green, GREEN am I! I have been searching for these vintage style chairs forever and to no avail. Yours are even the extra-special seashell backs. You are one lucky girl indeed!

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  31. I absolutely love these...my favorite colors too! They look as if they would be a perfect fit for Magaritaville:)


    I would like to invite you to the Fantastic Frugal Fridays . It is the place to link up your frugal posts of all kinds.

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  32. Great chairs. Some of my family still have and use chairs like those. You did a wonderful job on redoing them. They look great. Doylene

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  33. They're great! I always see similar to these at Lowes and I am so attracted to them. Can't believe your in-laws had these hidden in the garage!

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  34. I am soooo jealous that you got those for free!! You are very lucky! Love the redo! The color choices are perfect!

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  35. What a great FREE transformation! I would love for you to share at my link party going on now! And, I'm having a giveaway I think you'd like, too! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  36. Love the colors, great transformation!

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  37. I love the colors you picked. The ladies turned out just lovely. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  38. What a fun find! And fun colors! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  39. These turned out fantastic! I love the colors and the shape of the chairs.

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  40. Lovely makeover! Great colors!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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