If you’ve got old, faded and stained plastic chairs that are in need of a revamp, here’s a quick and easy way to renovate those vintage vinyl seats…
This is a simple project to makeover your plastic garden chairs, office seats or retro chairs, to make them look as good as new and to keep them out of landfill.
Just look at how horrible and stained the old chairs looked before I upcycled them – I almost walked past them at the car boot sale! It was only the thought that I could possibly try some methods to revamp the plastic that gave me the confidence to snap them up.
Plus I loved the vintage style of these Steelux swivel chairs and knew they would look right at home in our 1950s house. But I wasn’t about to bring them into the living room until I has thoroughly cleaned and revamped them. Here’s a quick video (less than two minutes) to show you what I did to upcycle these plastic and vinyl seats.
You will need:
- Cleaning products
- DIY Tools
- Plastic spray paint – I used Direct to Plastic in white
- Vinyl spray paint – I used Rust-Oluem Vinyl spray paint in black
- Metal spray paint
In just a few simple steps I was able to turn these old plastic chairs into something clean, fresh and rather cool for my home. Steelux chairs are a great mid-century modern design and, even though it might not be authentic to refresh the vinyl and plastic with spray paint, at least they haven’t been chucked away and have a new lease of life in my house.
This technique isn’t just for this type of chair – you could use it to refresh outdoor chairs too, such as plastic sun loungers or patio table chairs. You could also use the methods to renovate a plastic office chair that’s seen better days or to refresh any plastic or vinyl pieces in your home. As long as you get the right spray paints and prepare the surface well, you’ll be able to revamp any plastic you like!
Let me know if you have a go at this DIY upcycling project yourself in the comments below and I’d love to see ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of the chairs you’ve upcycled so please tag me @Cassiefairy on Instagram in your pics. Thanks! 🙂
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