Chaise Lounges from my childhood!

November 11th, 2008 in member junk     
justjunky justjunky, member
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There were only two of these, so I am glad that I have a pair!
The cushions will go....
These have nice springs on the bottom.. and the backs move up and down....
There were only two of these, so I am glad that I have a pair!

There were only two of these, so I am glad that I have a pair!


I came across these the other day after my mother told me my father was going to throw them on the burn pile!  The front end loader of his tractor had been sitting on them for the last few years.  To me....these chairs bring back so many memories from my grandparents lake house on Lake LBJ.  They sat on the deck of the lake house and we would eat lunch on them during the day...looking through the oak trees down to the dock, waiting for 30 minutes to be over so we could go and jump back in the water!  At night, my cousins, brother, sister and I  sat on these while my grandpa played old German tunes on his harmonica while my aunt and uncle provided back up with thier guitars...how could I possibly give these up!

My first instinct is to sandblast them and paint them red or a sunset yellow...I love bright, intense color!  But then I think I should just clean them up and replace the cushions with a pale blue fabric like they used to be.....any thoughts?

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, furniture, outdoor spaces, white, porch, sunroom, paint, 70s, 60s

Comments (7)

CottageElements writes: I might be alone, but I love the patina on these. I would just put a poly over them, but it depends on how bad their are deteriorated. They'd look great with some mattress ticking, or if you like something more feminine, some faded floral fabric. Great find with great memories. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 11:36 pm on November 12th
junkrat writes: aahhhh... those are lovely, especially because of the memories :) my grandparents had some of these, too! love them! actually, i think i'd like to have one for my bedroom, as a chaise :) Posted: 3:04 pm on November 12th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to the site and a great save you have made here. What great memories these loungers will provide over the years. I had the visual memories going in my head while reading your post. : )
I vote for painting and preserving them vs. leaving them as is. Paint the jolt of color that you love and enjoy them. Posted: 1:24 pm on November 12th
shabbychick writes: What a great memory and great save!!! I vote for preserving & painting too!!

Kathy Posted: 11:49 am on November 12th
AtticusFinch writes: I agree with Sue on painthem them. To avoid any more deteriation so you can enjoy them for many more years...I would clean them up and paint them with Rusteoleum, it works wonders. Posted: 9:11 am on November 12th
suewhitney writes: Sweet memories! Sandblasting is a good idea. You can then have them power coated (they have a wide range of colors now) or spray paint with Rustoleum. These are very cool. Welcome and have fun on the site.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:27 am on November 12th
LuAnn writes: It's nice to have pieces from our childhood. Great save.

LuAnn Posted: 4:46 am on November 12th
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