I was a chair painter before it was the fad! I sold some of my painted chairs and I have some up in the attic that are temporarily out of my current decorating circulation and some more stacked out in the garage awaiting minor repair and some fun paint.
I like to look at a chair and see the detail that has not been highlighted and appreciated under the dust and grime and neglect and maybe a broken spindle. Paint can really transform any piece of furniture but chairs can bring an awesome reward.
The catalog page above is scanned from my personal
ephemera collection and it is from 1908!
Click on it to enlarge and then right click to save.
It could hold many possibilities for your art projects.
Enjoy!!(Please play nicely and do not copy it to sell just as it is. Thanks!)
Addition to this post: (later the same day)
I was going about my errands, zipping on down the road in my car-when I spied two redwood Adirondack chairs with matching end table out at the street at my neighbor's house. I put the car in reverse and went up to the door to first= ask if they were really intended to sit and wait for the trash man to haul them away; and second= if they were destined for the land fill, ask if they could pull them away from the street until I could collect them later with the truck.
Said neighbor was all too happy to have them go to a new home to be loved some more. Upon examining them, they need just one board (easily) replaced and a nice coat of paint.
Very strange that it should happen the same day I write this post!!