Five Times the Fun

Friday afternoon while I was enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte with my friend Rachel (after getting dismissed from work early!), I got this picture text from my hubby:


I called back immediately and said, “Where are you? Where did you see those chairs?” A couple hours and 6 antique stores later we had these 2 turquoise chairs and 3 similar white ones puzzled into the back of our little Ford Focus. Here are the blue ones after my awesome husband spent hours scrubbing off mildew stains, washing, sealing, and painting the very rusty legs:


(Yes, the color really did become more intense once they were clean!) It’s hard to tell from a distance but these two actually have a very retro concentric circle pattern.


We have 4 wood and chrome Gilbert chairs from IKEA around our dining room table but we’ve been thinking it would be nice to add 2 more unique chairs at the heads of the table. I love how these match our color palette.


We purchased 3 identical white chairs. All 5 of the chairs had been stored outside and were horribly dirty. I really didn’t think these could come clean. Thank God I’m married to a goal-oriented, super hard-working perfectionist because he got this white chair looking like new! (Two more to go.)


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mid-century modern style of these chairs. They’re just plastic, not fiberglass like an Eames or Herman Miller (or a Modernica replica) but the were only $9 average and they’ll suite us just fine.

We did see a black Herman Miller chair at an antique store in Nolensville for $85 if anyone is interested…

5 Responses to Five Times the Fun

  1. Susan says:

    these are so cool! I think the blue ones look awesome at your table. Great find!!

  2. Natalie says:

    AMAZING chairs!! What did he use to clean, seal and paint? We picked up a couple of chairs last week and have been trying to figure out how to “restore” them…

  3. atomicmoes says:

    Love the Sam Avedon chairs you have. I actually own quite a few of them, 11 of them to be exact. Nice find! I found that they came in a variety of bases and even the shells themselves have minor differences depending on where they were made but they were all designed by the same person.

  4. Margaret Ann says:

    Hello! I just found four yellow Sam Avedon chairs at a thrift store last night, and when I googled “Sam Avedon rusty chair legs”, your blog popped up :). Is there any chance you or your husband could send me some details about how to clean and restore these chairs?

    Thank you!

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