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Furniture, accessories and all things design are our passion. We love to find treasures and give them a new life in hopes of bringing extra character to your home. Reusing and recycling is essential to being environmentally friendly and allows you to see beyond imperfections and capture the beauty in all things. Refreshingly Chic has a growing inventory of refinished furniture and accessories for sale. We also customize, refinish and retrofit pieces for clients and can work with existing pieces you already own.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

{chic recycling} kid’s folding chairs

In a few short weeks we’ll be hosting a Tea Party to celebrate Lilly turning one! We needed more seating for the little ones so we’ve been on the hunt.

We found this set of fours folding chairs for $15.


They will be perfect for the party AND countless dinners & holidays with friends and family.  Plus we can store them easily which is a bonus.

IMGP0832At first glance they’re a little … loud.

And mismatched.

But we saw huge potential.

Remember our pink chalkboard table?

We wanted to match this table so we selected Krylon Watermelon spray paint.

Krylon is perfect for metal and less than $4 a can at Walmart!

We took apart the chairs then primed and painted them after a light sanding. When painting metal, always be sure to do thin light coats of paint to prevent runs.


I found a zebra print vinyl fabric and purchased a yard & a half for a little less than $5. We needed something durable and easy to clean so this was a great solution. I know zebra is completely expected but my budget and options were limited … so it will do. Plus they can always be reupholstered down the road!


Cut the extra fabric once it is stapled in place and reattach your cushions.


Only $28.50 spent TOTAL on this project and we have 4 adorable chairs for Miss Lilly and her friends.


Stay tuned to see our coffee table project & how it’s incorporated into Lilly’s Tea Party!


  1. those turned out so cute! and john's butt won't stick to the chairs now which is plus!

  2. Wow! These look awesome! I love the pink and zebra print together!

  3. Great Information.. folding chairs are very useful while camping..