Tuesday, April 5

Vintage Theatre Seats

Hubby and I were invited to go through a barn last fall and we were elated to do so. Who doesn't love a dusty...vintage...treasure?! :) I seen these theatre seats stacked together covered with cob webs, dust and appeared to be damaged beyond repair. Hubby was against bringing them home. He could only see JUNK. He means well though, he is learning that things can have many uses and CAN be saved! With his excellent woodworking skills I KNEW there was life left in these seats.






Fast forward to this spring, hubby pulled one set out and began carefully taking it apart. He repaired all the pieces that were seperating and he sanded it down. He dug through his large (um, HUGE) stash of vintage/random hardware to replace a few screws and it was good to go.

This is what I did...

Painted the entire seating a flat black (hey, it's what I found in the "oops" section at the store)...



Then printed the wording I wanted on my printer and placed it where I wanted it to be...


In order to trace it I chose to use chalk on the back side of the printed wording...


Then as I traced it with a pencil it would show up white...




I thought this part would be a little tedious but I actually enjoyed the handpainting part...


After the wording was painted I took my orbital sander over the whole entire piece giving it a good aged look before topping it off with a spray-on clear coat. Now it has a wonderful sheen to it...


LOVE how it folds up for easy storage. This piece is wonderful as it sits VERY comfortable...










It went to my shop a few weeks ago and sold INSTANTLY (are you surprised?! lol)!

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2 comments:

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john said...

Simple yet cool chairs. Good to have ion all theaters. I really like it.
-Home theater furniture