Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Upcycled Vintage School Chair

updated May 5, 2019
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Old schools chairs like this are kind of inherently cool. But not many have survived that are in good enough condition, without rust and wear, to use as is, especially around kids. Kate found a few of these chairs in her Grandfather’s garage and decided to give one a makeover as a gift for her niece. Check it out…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This was a slightly time consuming project but, other than that it was really simple! Here is what I used:

  • Sand Paper (to smooth out the metal and get rid of any rust)
  • 1 1/2 Cans of Watermelon Spray Paint (Pat Catans)
  • Vintage Wall Paper from my Gram’s 
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Upholstery Hole Punch (which happened to be just the right size)
Thanks Kate! Readers, visit Kate at Life of a LuckyPorcupine.