We've been spending a lot more time outside these days, and we needed a couple of extra seats on our screened in porch. These vintage bamboo chairs were the perfect addition to our outdoor space, and they just needed a little love to breathe new life into them.
Prep the Frames
Reviving a vintage piece of furniture is super easy with a can of spray paint and some fabric. The most important step is the preparation of the furniture. I washed down my chairs and gave them a light sanding.
After they are thoroughly dried, I applied Rustoleum's Paint + Primer spray paint in a semi-gloss black (below). I really like this brand as it allows you to skip the primer step. It's ideal for plastic, metal, wood, and more. Easy peasy!
I had a local upholsterer sew a box cushion that was custom fit to the frame of these chairs. We used a semi-firm foam and a fabric in a pretty malachite pattern. It's not an indoor/outdoor fabric, but it's perfectly fine on our covered porch as we have striped curtains that provide coverage in the afternoon sun.
We love this easy update that really enhances conversation on our porch. Love the look of vintage bamboo? Chairish and Ebay are great sites to find all sorts of vintage items that you can easily update for a modern look.
Outdoor Rug (ours is sold out, but this one is similar)
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