And there they sat, all summer. It was just too hot and humid in our neck of the woods to think about sanding. Plus, it took a while to find the right fabric to cover the hideous vinyl seats. After combing the thrift stores for a set of large napkins, I was able to find a remnant for $5.00 at one of my favorite shops, Knack, The Art Of Clever Reuse, located in Easthampton, MA. I told myself that Labor Day weekend would be devoted to getting these chairs out of the garage and finishing them.
I hand sanded each piece just enough to scuff up the old finish. I used Glidden Pecan stain and waited patiently for them to dry. After washing the vinyl covers, I laid out the seat cushions on my fabric.
I suppose I could have finished the edges off, but who's going to look under the chair, right?
And here's the finished project, perfect for my office conference table.
Total cost: $5.00. I already had the stain, a foam brush and the staple gun. Onto the next project - a retro industrial stool. Stay tuned!