Before & After: Folding Chairs Go From Boring to Balcony-Ready

published Jun 28, 2015
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(Image credit: Anna)

Anna had these basic folding chairs and wanted to use them on her balcony, but they needed some style first. Using a colorful oilcloth as inspiration, check out her quick and budget-friendly makeover:

(Image credit: Anna)

From Anna:

I had these four chairs for quite a long time and I wanted to give them a face lift so that I can use them on my balcony. I used oilcloth and bubble wrap for the seat and oilcloth and soft glass wool for the backs. I sprayed the chairs with molotow spray. Since the screws were full with rust I cleaned them with Coke. I also used hot silicon to help the screws to attach to the wood more efficiently.

The whole project took 8 hours:

3 hours to separate the seats and the backs from the aluminum frame

2 hours to paint the frame

2 hours to change the fabric of the seats and the backs

1 hour to put together the chairs.

It cost €29.58:

– 4 spray paint cans X €3.90 = €15.60

– 2 tablecloths from Butlers X €6.99 = €13.98

The bubble wrap, the glass cotton, the silicon and the staplers was leftover from other projects but I assume that if someone has to buy them all from scratch the total cost will be 6-8 euros.

For more details check out In My Closet.

Thank you Anna!