Asked on May 2, 2017

I found a wooden folding chair. It's sort of smallish.

BobbieCarol RoachC.B.


It has a rattan seat that could use some reinforcing. I could use some ideas on how to do that. Also, when I said smallish- it could be used by a child. So far I've sanded it down and I'm ready to paint it Thanks for any suggestions.
5 answers
  • Jane Ketchum
    on May 2, 2017

    You could create a solid upholstered seat using a piece of plywood or MDF & foam. Alternatively, I've seen some cute Macrame seats. There are also some designs of woven fabric.
  • Alyson Pratico
    on May 3, 2017

    Thanks, Jane! I appreciate your input. I like the plywood idea-it's something easy that I could probably do!

  • C.B.
    on May 3, 2017

    If your piece of plywood is in pretty nice shape...round off the corners & stain it, seal it & then apply a cute yellow duck painting or a bear/puppy/kitten painting to the seat & back.
  • Carol Roach
    on May 3, 2017

    So you've sanded the chair, now remove the rattan and paint your chair your favorite color with outdoor paint. When it is dry put a colorful potted plant in the hole created when you removed the rattan. It will be beautiful on your front or back porch or patio.
  • Bobbie
    on May 4, 2017

    I've seen these small chairs refinished (painted or some stained) and the rattan was replaced with macramé.
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