I purchased a set of six vintage folding chairs with a folding table. I’m not sure how old they are, but I would guess the 1950s. Not all of them are in usable condition, but I estimate that four of them will be. The other two I’ll figure out something for. I am still debating whether I will sell the set when I’m done or keep them for display purposes. My original plan had been to keep them for display. As I finish each piece I question this decision. While I would love to keep them, I think the set really would be a fantastic piece to sell as a set.
Vintage folding chairs are transformed with milk paint
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a set of wooden folding chairs like these. They are fabulous in their own right. Unfortunately, over the years they’ve sustained some damage. The seats need to be completely redone and I haven’t gotten to that point.
If you look closely you can see that the backs of the chairs are slightly different patterns. I didn’t take before photos of both back shapes because I honestly didn’t notice until I was painting them. I kind of like the fact that there are differences now and how much more obvious they are to me when they are in different colors.
When I stripped down the chair seats, they are really nice pieces of plywood. I plan on cleaning them up then doing a faux stain treatment that I like to do with Fusion Mineral Paint. That will be another blog though. The blue chair above is painted with bergere and ironstone. The pink one below is painted with arabesque and ironstone.
I’m loving how these pieces came out and am excited to paint the other chairs with layla’s mint and marzipan, then painting the folding table with mora and schloss. Each of these colors represents one of Miss Mustard Seed’s Euro Colors Collection.
How to paint with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint
Love the chippy goodness of the milk paint look, but don’t know how to work with the product? You can watch this instructional video, or take one of our Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint classes and find out hands on!
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