Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chair Makeover

One person's trash is another person's treasure!!!

Yes, I admit it!!! I brought home this chair that was completely falling apart and everyone thought it was ready for the scrap pile. The arms were rotting and broken, basically all that was left of it was the frame.   While out visiting my friends, Angela and Dan, I found this treasure.  Yes, it was a beautiful treasure in my eyes.  They all thought I was crazy, but I rescued my chair and with the help of Frankie, my "ugly" chair was transformed.

Frankie cut and made new arms, back and bottom, while I sanded off what seemed like tons of rust to get it ready for paint.  It was then spray painted  off white.  After that I took some Martha Stewart paint and swiped (with my fingers) gray paint and then wiped and rubbed it off in places to give it the look that I was wanting.  Then came the task of  covering the seat and back. 

I am proud of the makeover and couldn't have finished it without the help of Frankie, it was a team effort.   Ok, yes..... I am tooting my own horn, but I love it, love, love, love it!!!! 

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  1. I've always loved taking something that was destined for the junk heap and turning it into a treasure. There is no better feeling than that. It's recycling at its best and I love what you've done with this chair.

  2. Love what you have done with this chair. It had sit outside in the weather for at least 2+ years, and we had even tried to get it hauled off, but for some reason it was always left there. Now I know why! It was a treasure to be found by you.

  3. Page looks great, so does the chair MJ

  4. Wow, that is quite a transformation. I love it!

  5. wow! that is gorgeous now! i LOVE the shape- how unique! and way to see the potential!

  6. Pretty amazing transformation! Nice job!