This is an old chair from a set I bought for cheap at a garage sale a while back. It looks like someone tried to fix it but it looks really flimsy. I decided to patch it up myself and give it a new coat of paint.
Metabo (or something to cut with)
paint and primer
These tools (or an equvalent) are available for use at TechShop
Step 1: Welding Up the Seat
First thing I did was cut out the old braces with the Metabo that were added by someone else. Then, using a MIG welder, I reattached the parts of the seat that were broken to the frame of the chair.
Step 2: Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
After the new welds cooled off, I sanded down the flat surfaces with the sandpaper. I added a fresh coat of paint and it looks like new.
This is where the project stops for now, however, I plan on taking the set of chairs to the sandblaser at TechShop and possibly powdercoating them.