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Many a beloved lawn chair has been ravaged by the hands of time (and the backsides of their owners) until being rendered useless and forsaken. Thankfully, Instructables member operate has devised a way to kill two upcycling birds with one project stone by resurrecting a broken lawn chair with some salvaged vinyl in this ingenious tutorial.

While walking down the street a few weeks back, I found a rusted old folding chair in a trash pile. Its PVC banded seat was busted, but the frame (minus the rust) was in functional condition. I decided to rescue it from a future at the landfill and carried it home. A few weeks later, I tripped over a muddied and retired “road work ahead” sign. Though it needed some serious cleaning, I decided the reflective vinyl would be an ideal material for the chair’s new seat back.

Andrew Salomone

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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  • ka1axy

    Points for the recycling, but won’t that vinyl material be a bit clammy? I would have gone with something more breathable…
    On the plus side, it is reflective, so if the kids leave it out in the driveway, you won’t run over it when you come home at night :-)