How-To: Salvage a Lawn Chair

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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.

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