My mother in law donated to us a couple of very old 1920’s- 1930's classic British retro deck chairs, which were as old as they looked. They sat in her shed for years, but she didn't want to throw them away, because they had a personal value being originally from her parents'.
Why would you? Make them look like brand new!
All they needed was a little bit of sanding, painting and a replacement of fabric.
I fell in love with them straight away and couldn’t wait to give them a new look, perfect to display at our garden BBQ - right by the pool!
Our friends loved them and couldn't believe they may be 100 years old?!
Tools required: sander, heavy duty staple gun
- Shopping list:
- Wood paint
- 1 x PVC Replacement fabric £6.99 (Ebay)
Material cost: under £20
* excluding tools
To do list:
- Remove old fabric
- Give the wood a quick sand
- Paint the wood
- Attach the new fabric to one end. I used a heavy duty staple gun.
- Cut the excess fabric and staple the second end leaving enough fabric to sit on
Tip: Buy enough fabric to wrap the ends around the wood at both sides at least once for an extra support.