Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vintage Folding Chairs

I found these two vintage folding chairs and thought they
would be perfect for my garden display at the store.  They are in
really good shape and just needed some sanding and then I used Fiddes & Sons
"Rugger Brown" wax on them to make them look even older.

Here  are a couple close ups of how the wax not only ages them, but
keeps them clean and protected at the same time.

The seat slats are painted a slightly more olive color and when I distressed
them, they were a pretty bright yellow underneath, which happens to
match the bright yellows in the pillows I made for the chairs.

And speaking of fabric ~ I found this vintage fabric at an
out of town store who sold end of bolt fabrics and I fell in love
with these Tuscan print panels and their lovely colors.

I split the panels in half and used half on each side of the pillows.

I opted not to make cushions for the seats even though I purchased a
coordinating fabric for them.  I liked the subtle contrast color of the seat slats 
which would be totally covered up if I added a seat cushion.  And besides,
the chairs were very comfortable without them.
Also heading off to the store this afternoon is a lantern I
purchased at a yard sale.  The lady had 9 to sell and she had used
them on the tables at her wedding reception ~ so I bought all
of them, knowing I could use them over time here and there in the store.
They were more off-white, but I also used the same dark wax on them to
give them a more aged look.

The store is keeping me very busy trying to keep my space full.
Yesterday the 5-piece wicker set and garden bench I recently posted about,
both sold, leaving a need to refill the space.  The chairs are a quick 
fill so that I can work on my own dining room chairs seen below.

I've had them for years and it is time for a new look.  With any luck, I
hope to be posting about them later this week.  Working on something for
myself makes me very excited.
Linking with
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday


La said...

Hi Cindy!

These chairs are wonderful and will sell quickly. I love the lantern too. You do such wonderful work.

I hope all is well with you! La

Anonymous said...

Wow things are just flying out the door of your little booth!! So glad for you!!

Jonathan left this morning from out house for his grand adventure to Mexico, through to Costa Rica- on a motorcycle- this mommy is trying to keep it in the Lord's hands!

bee blessed

Stitchfork said...

Those chairs were a great find!
xo Cathy

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Definitely great finds!

Shelia said...

These chairs are so cute! Love the pillows too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

Cute! And I love the pillows wit them! :)


Debbie said...

Oh, I love those vintage chairs. I'm glad you left them without a cushion, too. They are perfect just the way they are.

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Great find on the chairs! Where did you find the wax? Locally?

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love those chairs and the wax just makes them perfect. I thought those pillows were vintage. Love that fabric. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

Dixie said...

Your fabric choice is absolutely perfect with you vintage folding chairs... I love them!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities. I think it is just as well i do not live within reach of you as I nearly always see something I would buy in your posts, today is no exception. Congratulations also to your daughter on her graduation a proud moment.

raggygirlvintage said...

So pretty, love how the wax ages them. Pass the lemonade please!!

Tracey said...

Hi! You did such a lovely job with the wax, the chairs looks so great!!! You asked my opinion on the price, but I've never actually seen vintage folding chairs like these, so I'm not really sure what would be considered a good price. I usually buy my chairs at flea markets and garage sales, so I'm not very good with retail prices, but $40 seems pretty reasonable to me...especially with how wonderfully you have displayed them!! Maybe go down a bit on them and see if that sparks a sale...


:) T

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