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My current craigslist project...restoring vintage chaise lounge chair set
Thanks to the generous craigslister I am the new owner of these soon-to-be-gorgeous vintage chaise lounge chairs!! She received them from a friend several years ago. The friend had purchased them at an estate sale.
These appear to be Woodard Ionian chairs made in the 60's and 70's.
CRAZY CRAFTY IDEA #1 - TAPE IT
Looking for a low-cost immediate fix for the chairs, I momentarily (or longer) considered using duct tape! It comes in so many wonderful colors, you know! Hot pink and purple would look really cheerful especially with winter doldrums ahead, right?
CRAZY CRAFT IDEA #2 - WEAVE IT
Well, it's not so crazy, exactly. It may be a tad less "metropolitan" but it does speak to my country roots. Yes, it is macrame!
If you've been to a craft show you've probably seen an old lawn chair frame refurbished in macrame cord with [insert your local team] emblazoned on it.
Actually, here is a very sophisticated macrame option that actually imitates the old caning and accentuates the architecture of the chair beautifully. Plus I love that the crafter needing advice finished this project super quickly!
CRAZY CRAFT PRACTICAL IDEA #3 - STRAP IT
To really "restore" these I would need to use replacement vinyl straps and j-clips. Here's the typical color palette available by the roll (or in pre-cut strips) including clear: