Antique folding chairs

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Hello all.

On Monday I mentioned that I am starting a new series called How to Shop Yard Sales Like a Pro.  I am super excited about sharing my yard sale love and will be posting the next part of the series next Monday.

So it seemed only fitting to share a great yard sale redo today.  I picked up these 2 antique folding chairs at a yard sale last summer.

vintage chairs

Even though the finish was very rough, I still thought they were awesome.  And they certainly beat the ugly metal folding chairs we use these days!

I transformed these chairs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white.  And then I figured, why not add some numbers for character.  My husband Mitch asked what the numbers stood for.  I had to break the news that they don’t stand for anything – they just look cool.  And they make people like him ask silly questions.

numbered folding chairs

I think they look perfect now.  I can think of lots of great ways to use these chairs.  You can tuck one away in the corner. Pull them up to a breakfast table.  Use one at a desk.  Or even use one as a small side table.

And of course you could store them away for when extra guests are around.  Look how skinny they fold up – they are only about 3 inches thick!

vintage folding chairs

Pretty and functional – I love it.

This was actually my first time using ASCP in old white though I have used pure white several times.  It definitely has a more ivory, aged tone to it.  Here is a side by side comparison to give you more of an idea of the difference.  The two whites really do give a completely different feel.

old white vs. pure white

So which white do you prefer – the more vintagey old white or the fresher pure white?

And what do you think about the numbers?  Do they add character or are they just sort of random?

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  1. says

    LOve thise chairs as well as the paint you chose – I like to Old White better myself. I also love the numbers and I totally understand. I putter letters on my mantel last year and my huibby teased me something fierce! I loved them all the same and left them there. Decorating is not really his strenth anyway :o)
    I would love for you to come by and link up at my party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

  2. Anonymous says

    Both whites are great, but I can’t stand this numbering trend. Somehow it works for your chairs a little though. They look like they were always numbered, in some old-fashioned seating arrangement. Lol.

  3. says

    Your folding chairs are adorable. Paint makes amazing transformations. Numbers seem to be popular right now, very whimsical.
    I’m a new follower and hope you’ll stop by.
    Mary Alice

  4. says

    Hi, These are really cute chairs. Love their roundness! It’s time in our area for the mud sales. Lots of great stuff on auction. .can’t wait for some great deals.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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