So check this chair out I found here locally on Craig's list.
It's a Carbon chair which retails for $600 at CB2 and that is for the modern version. This is the Mid-Century Modern version. Whoop Whoop.
I went to go take a look at the chair and the older gentleman who owned it was the cutest man ever. He had the biggest pop belly with suspenders. He lived on a farm with all kinds of animals. The girls were very excited! They got to pet horses, donkeys and mini horses.
The owner was having a yard sale that day and when we walked up I spotted my chair. In an e-mail he had told me the chrome was in good condition...poor man, he must need glasses. It was crusty and rusted. He wanted $50 for it which was good for this type of chair. I offered $40 despite the fact it was all rusted. I am always up for a good challenge. As I was taking the chair away the gentleman says..."do you know the name of this chair" "no sir, I don't" (at least the Mid-Century name) He told me I should check into it because he was told it was worth quite a bit since it was vintage. I still have yet to do the research.
So, wanna know how to turn a chrome rusted chair into a shiny new one...take tin foil, dip it into water and scrub. The chrome looks brand new!!! Of course I was sooooo bad at taking the before pic with all of the rust. I was just so excited to get it outside and start working on it. And then I of course had the cushions re-done as well...
It's white with sliveryish/grayish.
I am totally stoked!!! Score!