Sunday, November 27, 2011
As Promised (Sorta) Yesterday. Here's My Hoop Chairs In The Maner Of Tony Paul. Status: See...Looks Good With The Hoop Rack!
Yesterday I showed off my little hoop magazine rack that I picked up earlier this summer. I mentioned that I thought it would look great with my Hoop Chairs but hadn't ever posted about them. I guess I never posted about them because I've had them for a long time and we don't even have them in the house anymore.
I keep a pair of these on the front porch for "smokers seating" as the girlfriend used to smoke
(recently quit the cigarettes but still has the "electronic crutch") and lots of our friends still do.
There's no smoking inside. I'm just way too sensitive and she doesn't really like the idea of
smoke all over everything. So I had to put something durable out there for seating and it means
we get to use them some way!
Many years ago I found chairs exactly like these on a site that attributed the design to Tony
Paul for Woodlin Hall. There is one minor difference in that the backs on my set are attached
with welded on tabs. So these are maybe knock offs or a later production run. I'd love to find
the website and provide a link but I knocked around for twenty minutes or so using Google
and couldn't find it again.
The seats (and obviously the upholstery) have been replaced on mine. The bottoms have a slight
concave to them but not as much as the originals and the backs aren't curved at all. I love the
bright red vinyl as these are fun chairs and primary colors that pop like this are certainly fun! I've
had these on my ads for a long time and almost sold them to a guy in New Orleans a while back.
I keep telling myself that I'm going to re-do the seats with some new vinyl but then I'd NEVER
be able to give them up!
All I've done to them so far is to clean them up and put new "feet" from my local True Value
Hardware store. I've got some more subtle upholstery material that I could use on these and
actually bring them inside to use around the house...perhaps as extra party seating. I could
hang them in the garage until needed. I need the extra party seating as I sold all the Pod chairs
that I used to use. Man, those were so comfortable too. I kinda miss them. I miss all my