Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Restored Theater Seats


My husband and I enjoy antiques, and have many that we have restored.  These came from the old Junior High School, which was about to be torn down here in our city.  I learned of the sale from a friend who did my hair.  When I told my husband I had always wanted some stadium seats, we purchased a row.  We now have 2 sets of 2 in our den, and a set of 4 in our game room.
When my friend moved her salon, she had room for only 5 of the 7 seats, so we moved them to our shop, and my husband took them all apart.  We sandblasted all of the castings, then he powder coated black what had originally been a very faded blue.  He built the base of wood and painted it black.    Her new shop has black shelves in the reception area, so these tie in very well.  The seats are birds eye maple, but you really can't see that detail.  Many of the seats had gum on the underside.  She said some of it was probably her's, so we left it on her's, but cleaned it off of ours.  We sandblasted ours and painted them black, but stained wood for our bases, to fit into our Victorian home with it's wood floors.   We have a friend who is in her late 70's, and she said she sat in these when she was in Jr. High, so you can tell how old they are.

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea for the use of these seats. Never would have thought of that.

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  2. Those would be really neat in a media room or family room. Love that you purchased so many. I'll have to keep my open for gyms refurbishing.
    Ann

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  3. These are fantastic! I'd love to have something like this in my house!

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  4. Love those, so much fun! What a wonderful job you did of restoring them.

    Happy VTT!

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  5. How interesting they are. Thank you for visiting with me and taking tea, xx

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  6. What a fun blog - loved meeting you too!

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