Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Restored Theater Seats
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.