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Thursday, June 20, 2013

DIY Metal Folding Patio Chairs Makeover

Vintage Metal Folding Patio Chairs

DIY Spray Painted Metal Chairs with Caning




This was a super easy DIY patio chair project, using only 2 cans of spray paint! Remember those four metal folding chairs I picked up at the Country Living Fair? Well I knew right away exactly where they were going to go (my Patio Table desperately needed some chairs). And I knew they were going to get a few coats of spray paint, I just didn't know which color they would be.

So I played around a little before deciding on the final color. You can see my first two choices here. Liked them both, but not enough to live with. The light blue was just too light, and didn't look different enough than the original chairs, and the pink didn't go with the patio table, although it was pretty cool. I was really hoping one of those would work because I had them both on hand, but since they didn't, off to Home Depot I went, and there, the green color was speaking to me. 



I'm not going to bore you with details about how I spray painted them, because that's all pretty straightforward. But here's what I used: two cans of Rustoleum Painter's Touch (I think the color is Eden, but I will confirm next week) and a makeshift drop cloth. I highly recommend the Rustoleum spray paint. It sprays so nicely. In a previous post I mentioned that Michaels had a better color selection than Home Depot, and while that's true, I don't think you can compare the quality and ease of use of the two. The Krylon I used on the light blue didn't have nearly the coverage of the Rustoleum. It was a lot more work for less output. But, onto the the transformation.



My favorite thing about the color transformation is that it makes that beautiful caning stand out even more. I just loved the design of these chairs because of that caning (and my affection is certainly strengthened by the fact that they were made in the USA!). I'm loving how they look with the free Patio Table and my Laminated Tablecloth


I know, I went with my traditional green and blue color scheme, but it's just what felt right to me here. I'll branch out on colors with some projects soon, I promise! In the meantime, my family's enjoying actually being able to sit down when we eat our dinners outside now :)


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27 comments:

  1. Love the colors of these chairs!! thank you for visiting and commenting at my blog. following yours now. :o) aimee

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  2. Amazing what a can of spray paint can do!! Looks great!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase!! Pinning this!

    Shelly-Minettesmaze

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  3. Cute chairs! I love that shade of green. I recently did a makeover on a metal folding chair, too, and it's amazing what a coat of paint can do!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. You're so right! Makes you wonder why they didn't just make them that way in the first place :)

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  4. Love how your chairs look! Pinning:) Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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  5. They came out so great! I love that green :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessie! I do, too! Wasn't sure about it until the second coat, but now I love it!

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  6. These are so cute! I've passed up similar chairs. Next time I won't! New follower here!

    Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Therena! I have to admit I walked right by them a couple times before I snagged them :)

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  7. So pretty! I started painting our patio furniture yesterday but gave up.

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    1. LOL. I have those days... a lot! Why'd you give up? It's been so hot here, I can imagine that was a factor!

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  8. Love these! They look store bought! So cute with the table! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I think that's the best kind of compliment you can get!

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  9. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. That's fabulous! You don't know how much I LOVE your adorable "Featured" buttons!

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  10. So cute! I would love for you to come link up to my first, "Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party #1"

    you can find it at:

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-crative-linky-party-1.html

    Thanks!
    Suzie

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    1. Thanks, Suzie. I'll check it out!

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  11. The above showcased folding Patio chairs seem to be a great option while considering seating arrangement for outdoors and in gardens. Perfect folding dining chairs.

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  12. Those are sharp-looking chairs you've got there. I love the pastel colors you chose, which made them simple, yet elegant. You just have to keep them out of the rains, and maybe have additional anti-rusting intervention, so that the presentation will be sustained. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best to you!

    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising

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  13. How much should I pay for those same chairs as a set of four!? I like what you did!

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    1. Hi Rosie! I think I paid somewhere between $20-25 for each chair. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I just loved them!! Good luck!

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  14. Your dazzling work has won my heart. I’ll come soon to your site with new hope to see new idea about chair.Watch it

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  15. Possible to dress up a metal folding chair?
    kamado smoker

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