double deckers

£10 deck chairs

A few weeks ago JC managed to pick up these 2 deck chairs for £10 at the local car boot sale. He left them with the seller for collection at the end and was pleased to hear that his decision to buy them had been sound as he could have sold them 10 times over and for 3 times as much.

I was delighted with them. They are perfect for a bit of R&R in our garden when the hammock isn’t quite the ticket but they need some work as the fabric is cute but cheap and mildew marked.

I have searched for similar on the internet and the prices vary vastly from £50 each to a whopping £130 each. £10 seems more than reasonable.

Even Max likes them

Because they need new canvas I was handed the perfect opportunity to go shopping on a web site I have had bookmarked for ages. It’s called  deck chair stripes which does exactly what it says in the title and what a lovely selection of things made of deck chair stripes it is too.

They sell deck chairs, director’s chairs, aprons, tea towels, bags, upholstery fabric, cushions, oilcloth, vintage canvas (I could go on further) & trimmings that all match each other so you can go stripes mad.

climbing canvas

They sell the deckchair canvas by the meter or they sell a pre-measured deck chair canvas at full price with the second 1/2 price which makes a great deal for 2. It only cost me £23 including postage to cover both of our car boot finds.

Our selection to recover our bargain deckchairs was ‘climbing‘. It is teaming with lots of vibrant colours, it will go with anything and is perfect for cheering up any garden.

It came within a few days of the order being placed and some complimentary sweets!


We have finally had the time to put the new canvases on. Since I already had the upholstery tacks they weren’t to buy and so no added expense.

canvas going on

JC fixed the canvases onto the frames on his workbench. It was quite tricky but we got there in the end. We might get a few extra upholstery nails to add to the fixings

one chair completed

The deck chair canvas meterage was just over what was needed for the chairs so I fashioned a small head cushion for each out of the spare just to add a bit of extra luxury. Bonus!

bonus cushion

£33.00 and a bit of effort for a couple of thrifty beauties doesn’t seem so bad. We love them and I just wish the sun would stay out long enough for us to give them a test drive.

I think I might have to invest in some more canvas to make a bag or cushion or something!

the finished pair


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    • ha ha. I’m not sure if JC wants to do that again after being told where to put upholstery nails (although I think he had some of his own ideas!!!). They are surprisingly comfortable, much more than you’d expect.

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