Metal Backed Lawn Chairs

ChairsOne thing we like to do at our north woods cabin is to sit out by the fire pit with a nice big fire going. We talk family issues, tell stories and make smores. We Native Americans are quite good story tellers, you know. Although in my case I am probably more of a bull shitter rather than a good story teller. Oh well!

What I don’t have is good chairs around the fire pit to sit on. I have some of those fold-up canvas chairs that work OK but I have to get them out and then put them back each time. I prefer something that can just stay out there all the time.

I had one old metal chair that I had repainted and that one worked out nicely so I decided the solution was to buy some old metal backed chairs and recondition them. I like working with my hands. I have been visiting garage sales, junk stores, and antiques shops looking for the old chairs.

So far I have found only three that I could get for a good price. I sanded them, primed them and painted them. You can see them in the picture. I think they came out quite good. They are all a different design and all a different color. I still need about three more. They are somewhat scarce though.

I invite you to visit Sirocco’s Trading Post where you will see some of my Native American handcrafted wares. Just click on the link.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Wolfie on October 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I love those chairs! Yours look terrific! They just don’t make ’em like they used to in this throw-away society. Good luck on hunting them down!

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  2. I remember these chairs from my childhood and as I recall, they were kind of “springy” too right? Not like a rocking chair of course but they had a little “give” in them. Looks like you did a great job on those, they look fabulous!

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