A few weeks ago my Mr. AGPMan found two of the neatest vintage fold-up chairs I've seen in a long time. Snagged at a garage sale while on business in another state he loaded up the chairs and hauled them home.
What a guy!
Just by looking at the chairs they were a little hard to date. They definitely were handmade and when found were pretty dusty and dirty, too. No doubt they'd been in a garage or storage shed for many, many years...probably decades. They had never been painted or even sanded. Only the metal folding hardware brackets gave a clue to their age. From what we could find they were made sometime in the 1940's.
How cool is that?
Originally they each had three holes in the center back that, in my opinion, were very distracting to the look of the chairs. So, I had my guy attach four pieces of wood (one on each of the fronts and backs) and then painted them out in my favorite soft white paint. Can't tell they aren't original! Yeah!
I have several ideas for the chairs, but truthfully can't decide which way I want to go!
I think the chairs would look awesome with hand painted florals across the front, center and maybe a wee little bit on the back...but then I'm not sure!
Equally they would look charming with something less limiting. Maybe something French...like this chair from a couple months ago...
But then~some sweet roses like those painted on Miss Ginger's Fireplace Screen would look yummy, too!
What do you think??? I'd love to have some other opinions! Both are destined for my booth space (although because they lay flat they CAN be shipped!) UNLESS I decide they are a must-have for my own front porch! I hate selling stuff I love...
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