Sunday, April 14, 2013

Decorating With Rusty Vintage Chairs

Using Rusty Chippy Accent Chairs To Add Texture And 
Visual Interest Inside Your Home
In case you haven't noticed, RUST is in. Chippy, rusty, rough looking patina continues to be a hot look as home owners are mixing urban-factory looks with current design styles. The neglected rusty chair that has been sitting in someone's backyard or piled up in a junkyard somewhere can now be  taken inside and used as an accent piece.

Now I am thinking, did I actually write "accent piece". Yes.....rust is a wonderful element for texture and for adding an artsy dimension to any decorative style. Speaking personally,  I would have a hard time sitting on a rusty chair.....I suppose a cushion would solve the seat issue, but what about the back of the chairs  Readers......... do people just use these rusty chairs for "props" to showcase a plant or for visual interest or do folks sit on these chippy, scaling chairs?

You will find this rusty chair and more interesting decorative items at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. clear coat seal them to save the look
    I just saw an episode of Fast and Loud where they restored an Oldsmobile and saved the "patina"

    Season 1, Episode 2 — 1950 Oldsmobile Business Coupe
    see picture #17