Vintage Metal Lawn Chairs

Vintage metal lawn chairs are like taking a walk down memory lane into yesteryear when large family gatherings or even block parties were the summertime normal. These sturdy lawn chairs originally came in a variety of color and were a staple for lawn and front porch furnishings.

These are not going to be your average yard sale gleanings, but you might be able to locate some authentic vintage metal lawn chairs in flea markets, second-hand stores or antique shops. Even if the chair you find has fading paint and a rust spot or two, it doesn’t take much to bring these classics back into serviceable shape. Just sand down the rusty spots, touch them up with a little Rustoleum or other rust prevention primer, and then spray paint with the metal paint of your choice. The tubular rails were often chrome colored, but look great in white or black – or some other color that contrasts nicely with the seat and back. 

If you’d like to have a new chair of this type, you can often pick them up at your local hardware or other outdoor furnishings supplier. For example, Lowes carries Crosley Furniture Steel Conversation Chair. In addition to the chairs, they also carry a two-seater bench and matching table. Fancier versions, with patterned backs, are also available from other suppliers. 

Your vintage metal lawn chairs are the perfect answer to summer, outdoor living. They are comfortable, easy to clean and can easily be wiped free of dew or the remains of a rain shower. Paint them to coordinate or contrast with your house, or even with your barbeque and other outdoor living accouterments. Make it easy to invite your neighbors to stop and chat, or to just enjoy a moment or two of sunshine. 

Jessica Zernike Category Curator
Last update: 25 April 2018
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