Don’t you love a quick, easy project? We recently stumbled on a new project for ourselves, which was just what we needed because we already have about ten projects in the works around here! Thankfully, there weren’t any major issues and we got it done quickly.
Hubby and I attended the 43 mile “Big Grab” yard sale a couple of weeks ago, and though I was only looking for Pyrex, we just couldn’t pass up the great deal on these two vintage lawn chairs.
Great patina, don’t you think? I almost hated to paint them, but rust would have taken over, so after Hubby did a thorough job sanding them, I hit them with a few coats of primer and spray paint, and here they are now:
I’m so, so happy with how they turned out! These two beauties are going to sit out in the yard, in an area we’re about to landscape. I know some of you thought they were going on the screened porch we built a few months ago, but no, we’re doing that set of vintage lawn furniture in a 1950s aqua. The chairs are done, but the poor glider needs major repairs and is still on the “to do” list.
Actually, those of you with a very sharp eye may have noticed that there’s a rocking chair in the “before” picture, and not in the “after.” We decided to split the two sets we had and put the rocker on the porch, and one porch bouncer on the lawn. I’m so excited to get it all done!
I noticed on eBay there’s a book someone’s written on the history of these metal lawn chairs. I think I might order one, I’d love to read this. In case you’d like to have a look (and this is an affiliate link, meaning if you order one I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you), here it is:
We also did a little landscaping around the screened porch and built a cute garden element that I’ve been wanting for quite a while, so I’ll be showing all of that to you in the coming days. To make sure you don’t miss it, subscribe or follow in the sidebar at the top. Thanks for reading and happy junkin’.