February 4, 2011

Trash to Treasure (The Chair)

So... do you dumpster dive??
No... me either but I do check out peoples trash on trash day to see
if they are getting rid of anything good. 
Turns out.. this was gonna be a good trash day!

While taking the boys to school I saw this red chair sitting
by my neighbors trash can. I did notice it had some pretty legs so
I decided to stop on my way back and take a better look at her.

Low and behold she was a beauty, just waiting for someone (me) to take
her home and make her over!
I pulled up, threw her in the back of my car and drove away.
I am sure if any of my neighbors saw me doing this they would
think I was a little crazy!! They would be right!!!

She was dirty, the cushion was in good shape but the fabric 
had been faded for years. 
Other than that she was ready for a transformation.

School was cancelled today for a SNOW DAY (in Texas)!!
Perfect day to stay inside and work on my new chair!

I am in looooooove with the way she turned out and can't believe
someone didn't pick her up sooner. Glad they didn't!
Here she is....

Before






                                                                               After






I used a Behr (Heavy Cream) All in One Paint and distressed
her with a dry brushing of tobacco glaze after she was dry. I
Covered the cushion in a soft burlap fabric I found at the
thrift store for $1.00 awhile back. All i needed to do was screw the cushion to the seat and it was done.
Voila!!!
Loving it!
The best part is..she didn't cost my a dime...I love free!!!
Stay warm my friends..

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I have linked this post to.... Miss Mustard Seed
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday (DittleDattle)
Thrifty Decor Chick
The Shabby Chic Cottage

24 comments:

  1. coolest junk find ever! way to go!

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  2. What an incredible find! I wish I could be that lucky. I love what you did with it. Awesome job!

    Ashleigh

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  3. I can not believe you found that in the trash!!!!!What a treasure, it looks GREAT!!

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  4. wow...definitely a trash to treasure! great new look too.

    judi

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  5. Wow, what a great find. I don't think I could have passed up thi beauty if I saw it on the side of the road. Heck, I probably would have throughly embarrased my daughter and immediatly stopped and picked up with her in the car!

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  6. Thank you Judi and June..I have made one of my sons pick stuff up and they look at me like I am crazy..but the payoff is great! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Loving your transformation!! I have 2 chairs like this that are in our house we are trying to sell and I am going to have to get them up here so I can transform them to beautiful like you did!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  8. Wow, fantastic find and great job on the renovation. Since our garbage company charges $50 for anything that doesn't fit in the can, we don't have a lot of roadside finds.

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  9. You can't get a better bargain than free. I love the white and burlap together and throwing that extra pillow on makes it look perfect. This chair already had a great shape and you gave it a brand new life.

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  10. Beautiful chair! The white was a great choice!

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  11. Wonderful job...beautiful chair

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  12. 1. Absolutely fantastic re-do!!!! The chair is gorgeous/the pillow, too.

    It's oh so lovely and French and timeless!!!!

    2. I love Jesus too!!!!!

    Blessings,
    Lana

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  13. Holy Cow!! That is a fantastic tranformation...and the free price tag makes it even more impressive! :)

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  14. Much better!
    Dropping by from Met Mon. Hope you'll come see my youngest daughter's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  15. What a fab find -looks great-love this chair-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit-Claire

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  16. What a great find. I love roadside freebies.

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  17. Wow...so cute! You muct love it!

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  18. Hi lovely lady. I love you Great freebies!!! You did a Beautiful Job sweet lady !!! Im your newest follower on your blog. I hope you will come join my Tablescape for Valentine's Day I just put on. I hope you and your family have a Great Day and keep warm. xxoo
    Diane

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  19. Great job! I love the white and tan together. And what a great pillow.

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  20. Love it!(found you from Thrifty Chick). I (think) just saw a chair remake just like yours on Apartment Therapy, but of course can't find the article. Now will look at these chairs a little different now I know how nicely you can do them up. Thanks

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  21. Yes, I dumpster dive!
    I love your transformations. I do a little " creative recycling " on my blog too!
    Stop by sometime... I'm your newest follower!
    Deb

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  22. Wow! It looks terrific! The pillow adds a lot of style to it too!

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  23. I think this is a great innovation.I am actually totally going to look into it, because I want to see the difference it makes. Office Star

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