Thursday, August 6, 2015

Folding Chair Makeover


When I host garden parties out on the deck, I always find myself in a mad scramble for chairs, especially if I have a large party. What I usually end up with is an odd assortment of chairs in various shapes and colors…




So, about a year ago I bought five metal folding chairs from a friend’s parents for two or three dollars each. They were a nice black color, but I wanted to do something with them since they were rather plain and well, cold.




I mixed together around four different shades of blue and green paint since I didn’t have enough of one color. Thankfully it turned to be a nice light aqua color, just what I wanted. I then used my trusty sprayer to apply it.




I felt they still needed a little spark so I stenciled words related to flowers on their backs…




I used a white spray paint from Wal-Mart for this.




I hadn’t forgotten the black underneath. That had to come through a bit. I used sandpaper to distress.






So now I have at least five of my chairs matching…






They will also provide good seating elsewhere.








So if you don’t like your plain, squeaky metal chairs, you can always give them a bit of flair with paint and some stencils!

Thanks for visiting!








  1. I love this idea! Super cute!

  2. I absolutely love what you did with these chairs. I am visiting you from My Pink Life and so glad Aimee introduced us!

    1. Thank you for visiting! Aimee is one of the most inspiring people I know. I feel very grateful that she sent you to my blog. :)

  3. Hi Mary! Your idea of painting the folding metal chairs is a great idea. I love the stencil names. Distressing them make them look like they belong in the garden. This idea would be great for weddings too. I will tell my family about this. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

    Dora Christensen @ Fritz Chair

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