free chairs

bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)April 12, 2013

I got these 7 chairs for free last week. Two don't have backs but all are quite sturdy. Do I need to sand before painting? Thoughts besides planters?

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sunnyca_gw

Love the front far left 1 & probably 1 beside it & paint them pretty color & use as chairs in garden or on patio. Round table between them & all set for conversation with a friend! 1 without back could be painted up & near that setting with a plant on it. Need extra chairs on patio? Paint up other ones & sell them if you don't have a use for them. Price was right & you could do a little work prettying them up & sell what you don't need. Great find! Oh, if shiny at all sand them. Jan

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:33AM
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jeannespines

Looks like they would need some roughed-up sanding for paint to stick. If you don't want to keep them all as chairs, take a few apart ...there's lots of wonderful 'spindles'(backs & legs) to be used in projects! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:27PM
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jlily(Z6)

I made a garden lady out of an old chair years ago. We enjoyed it very much. A neighbor always said she waved at him every day. I might do that again? I am feeling crafty-- ENJOY!! Jlily

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 11:18AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX(8b)

I would do this type of multi color painting on them, they sell really well.

Here is a link that might be useful: painting

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 2:45AM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Great score! I wonder if you might take a couple of chairs and cut a hole in the seat to insert a flower pot? Those seem to be real popular when a growing plant is inserted.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:31AM
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mjowest(5)

how about a wall shelf for the ones without backs? Attach inside or out...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 6:49AM
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Corkelcol

I know this is a long link but it shows hundreds of ideas. I like the shelf made with the back of the chair and part of the seat. You definately have an awesome find!

http://www.google.com/search?q=ideas+for+old+chairs&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=bIx-UbmEFbW34APtvoGgCQ&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=843

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 11:09AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX(8b)

the swings made from the old chairs are awesome!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 5:03AM
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luvs2click

I use a backless one in the flower bed with a large ceramic flower pot base on it for a birdbath. It is the one the birds love best.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 7:58AM
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