View Full Version : Looking for 1950`s Steel Lawn Chairs to paint on?????
08-06-2002, 10:56 PM
Hi artists, Hope someone can help me?? I don`t know if this is the right spot to ask. I am looking for a company were I can buy these 1950`s steel lawn chairs. I have found several at yard sales, but would like to fined a place were they sell new ones. They have a round shell back design,with a slightly springy feel, almost like a rocking chair. I have repainted several with designs of hot air balloons and purple irises. Several years ago I bought 2 new chairs at Ames department store. But haven`t been able to fine them in my area of Maine since then. The chairs are comfortable to sit in. Cann`t keep up with the demand!!! :confused: :confused: Have also looked in lawn furniture departments, but without no luck.
08-07-2002, 11:49 AM
I'm sorry i can't help you Gail but i do know what you're talking about!. Those chairs sure were comfy and lasted a long time. It seems that PVC has taken over the lawn furniture world. :( If i happen across any i'll let you know. Do you have any pictures of the ones you've painted? They sound interesting.
08-12-2002, 01:44 AM
1950's Steel Lawn Chairs (http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/prdSell_1.asp?ProdGroupID=18137&sourceid=sinceptor)
Here's a place I found on the Web, hope it helps.
08-13-2002, 12:18 AM
Thank you, Cheryl and Danitangel. Danitangel, I also found that same company, Thank you, Thank you. I hope their are more companies out there that carry these steel chairs?? Have put an order in for 3 of them. I wish I had a scanner, to show you all how I painted them, one with hot air balloon, butterfly and third chair with purple irises, came out quite nice, even though I say so myself. Ha! Thanks again. Sylvia:)
08-17-2002, 07:20 PM
Gail What a great Idea. Did you use acrylics? what did you use to finish coat them with? I need a new deck set so you have given me a super idea. Sonya
08-17-2002, 11:55 PM
Hi Sonya, I painted my chairs with a sign painting paint, put out by Ronan sign paints, it`s fairly new, a water base ,very glossy. I love working with it, because it dries fast. I have also use their oil gloss paints too, for my signs, but prefer to use the water base, doesn`t smell like oil and cleans up with soap and water. Then I paint a clear water base varnish. that they also sell. I tell people to prolong the life of the chair, do not leaving them outside. Hope this will help you.
08-20-2002, 07:31 PM
If one were handy with a sewing machine i think it would be neat to design a nylon slip cover to keep over them while they're not in use. It would certainly be easier than moving them about.
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