A lovely reader, Jo from country South Australia, sent me a very cool photo of some vintage Casalino chairs which she had restored.
|Vintage Casala chairs resprayed bright aqua (and cute little girl!)|
Don't they look funky?
Jo said that she bought the secondhand Casalas, which were originally white fibre glass, in a country Bazaar. These chairs don't often crop up in Jo's neck of the woods so she snapped them up even though they were a little more expensive than what she wanted to pay (even after bargaining).
Jo took them to a panel beater to be re-sprayed with 2pak paint - she wanted it to be done properly as she's not great at DIY.
She said the re-spray process was quite expensive (about $200). I didn't think she should worry because she just loves the final result, as do I!
Besides her re-sprayed original chairs would still be cheaper than buying replicas if you include shipping to the country. And her new improved chairs are definitely less expensive than buying brand spanking new anything...let alone something which is iconic.