Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Thrift Store Finds: Cozy Chair

During one of my recent treasure hunting trips to the local thrift stores, I discovered a vintage metal lawn chair that struck my fancy.

I was drawn in by the retro design and I knew immediately that I had to have it for the porch. I also knew that it would require a little TLC to make it fit my design vision for the porch this year.

Luckily, all I needed was a little spray paint and a new cushion in order to make that happen.

Before:




My trusty can of metal spray paint, perfect for priming and painting. I chose Deep Turquoise because I wanted to match the new rug on the porch. The color, it turns out, was perfect.


I wiped down the chair with a damp rag and a bit of acetone prior to spraying it, but, otherwise, did no prep work, and, I think it turned out pretty well.

After:



The final cost of the project was just under $45. The chair cost $40, and the spray paint was just under $5; I already had the cushion and pillow, so I didn't count them in the final cost.

The chair is as comfortable as it is cute, and, it fits in nicely with the wicker on the porch, due to it's shape and size. All in all, I'm quite happy with the find and with the end product. In the future, I might distress the arms a bit, just to give it a more vintage feel, but, for now, I am planning to love it as it is.

Now, the weather just needs to cooperate so I can relax in it on the porch.

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