Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Love of Vintage Metal Porch & Patio Furniture!

The Shabby Chicas were busy today stocking, arranging and re-arranging our booths today at Homestead Handcrafts on Thousand Oaks (San Antonio, Texas). We arrived at 11:00 a.m. or so and did not plan this but wound up working until closing which was at 5:00 p.m.! Whew!

Our top salesperson (a.k.a. 86 year-old mom) scored these two very cool vintage porch chairs. Well, we moved this and that to fit them in along with two other pieces of furniture and a lot of smalls.
We just love the original color on these and they are in such great condition too! Priced at only $48 each, they are sure to go quick.

Vintage metal porch and patio furniture is so cool, built well and can often be used inside too. We love to surf the 'net to see what others are doing with their vintage pieces. We recently ran across Lady Butterbugs' blog about a super cool vintage glider she painted! That's right, she chalk painted it! Sweet.
Click on the link here to read more about Lady Butterbug's inspiring process. We have a vintage bench very similar to this in our inventory and have been contemplating painting it too with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Not sure what the original color of our piece is but it was painted a dark red. To paint or not to paint? What would you do?