Repurposing project N. 1- Second hand chairs

During one of our usual rounds at second hand stores in Victoria, BC, we found this pair of chairs. Noticing their potential and after a proper inspection, we decided to repurpose them and give them a nicer appearance. They were bought for $10 each!

The first modification to these furniture was to change the chrome look of the metal and add a patina. That was done using acrylic paint, which gives very interesting textures and colours.


After having the patina ready and dry, we decided to add some wood to the project. We designed and made hand rests from a scrap piece of mahogany sitting at the studio.

With these two changes, we turned two dated chairs into stylish retro seats!