I have a thing for metal chairs. I think they are so practical~  able to be left out in the weather, they give an air of times gone by, and they look good red. 

What else could you ask for?  

Two weeks ago I showed some metal chairs on VTT that we had found on the curb.  Three at one place, three at another.  The metal chair jackpot you could say. 

It looks like four of them are salvagable. The other two may be safety hazzards so we will have to see if they are worth the work or not. 

 My husband finally had some time to sand two of them for me, He also secured the bolts on the sides that keep them together. 

 Although we thought they looked kind of cool after being sanded, we went ahead and painted …… 

and Voila… here they are red and shiny just like new, ~no better than new! 

I will add them to my collection.

 

 

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31 Comments

  1. I saw that you had gotten those on the curb…that’s unbelievable! Those cost so much around here. They turned out beautiful…who doesn’t like a red metal chair!

  2. I love these fab and crazy chairs!

  3. How chairs change hands, looks and lives. They do reincarnate for the better!.. happy sitting and relaxing…. ~bangchik

  4. We love them…Mandolin and I call them ‘bouncy chairs’ and have a small collection. We never got any for free tho! But have paid as little as $5.
    Also found two mini ones for when I get grandchildren (can’t wait).
    Have a glider as well and have been drooling over a loveseat that is rusting but the owners wont sell :-(

  5. These metal chairs are so much better than the ones we have today. Yours turned out very well. I will have to start checking the trash.

  6. JEALOUS!!! Those turned out wonderful. Chairs of any sort have a way of following me home…and always in 3′s. I’m inspired to get out the sander and clean ‘em up.

  7. I like the look of the old metal chairs, but I think the newer chairs with mesh seats and backs are more comfortable and practical.

  8. Love these chairs~ they look great before sanding as well as painted red!

  9. I love your chairs, so darling! Great redo!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

  10. I just love the metal chairs. My neighbor used to have some on her front porch and they were my favorite place to sit. Unless the sun had heated them up and then they’d scorch your legs!

  11. Funny, Lorene, I have a 3′s thing too with chairs. I always get three and can never find the fourth to match. :)

  12. Amazing how they went from drab to fab! They look great!

  13. That’s quite bunch of chairs. When’s the party?

  14. how amazing. i love all the different shapes. of course i love them unpainted but painted makes the collection more cohesive. wonderful vintage finds.
    happy summer.

  15. Great finds! It looks nice when all your chairs are the same colour.

  16. What beauties! I would love to find a metal chair jackpot just as yours!

    I also have a soft spot for Adirondack chairs…;)

  17. I’ve enjoyed watching your collection evolve. I bet the hardware store keeps some extra quantities of red spray paint in stock just for you! :) Thanks for sharing your talent and beautiful home!

    Happy VTT! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    Sarah
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  18. Wow, these re so cool! They came out awesome. God bless our sweet hubbies for all the things they fix for us! I once found a pretty rusty flower cart, and hubby sanded her all up, and we painted her white. I should do a post about it.

    Debbie

  19. What beautiful finds, and they cleaned up really well! Love your photography, and the quote you used. Margaret

  20. Thanks Margaret, glad you visited.

  21. Debbie, I don’t know where I would be without him. Probably sitting on rusty chairs.

  22. That’s true Sarah! WE do go through a lot of paint on those chairs.

  23. Wow! What a great job. I think they add so much charm–I wish I had some.

  24. These are fantastic chairs, so much character and they look awesome in red.

  25. I just love the old chairs. I have a lot of old metal chairs myself… I love the old hotel chairs they are hard to find..

  26. I love the old metal chairs Zoey. They just brighten up your yard and you don’t have to worry about the weather. a quick toweling and they are dry. easy!

  27. Free is the best price. I have seen them from 15 to 25 dollars each. Your red paint looks fab on the chairs and I love where you have placed them. Nice work and it is not an easy job. Looks like your dh knows his way around painting. Smile!
    Hugs, Jeanne

  28. Hi,
    Those chairs look fabulous! Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

  29. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    I love these chairs and keep looking… one day…

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