Renovated Vintage Hamilton Cosco Inc. Metal Folding Chair

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UPDATE: I am still working on this chair...our weather has been nasty to say the least and my health was not up to par. Now that it is nicer out I am hoping to get this done within the next month! :)

FOR THE CHALLENGE: I was asked to help my friend clean a home she recently purchased. I immediately spied this chair. It was sitting in a pile designated "junk" in the garage. I just didn't have the heart to let this beauty go to the dump. My friend gave me the chair for free. I found out that this gem was made around the 1950's by Hamilton Cosco Inc. This is the first time I have ever tried reupholstering a piece of furniture! The pictures below will show the process of it's transformation! :)

Rust-Oleum Products

Krud-Kutter cleaner/degreaser (‎)

Rustoleum Metallic Paint & Primer all in One. I  used the oil rubbed bronze. (

Other Products

1 yard vinyl upholstery

1 can (12 oz.) Platinum Web Spray 160 Upholstery Adhesive


card board boxes and old table cloth for drop cloth

latex gloves and mask

zip lock baggie for screws etc.