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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Before and After


I saw this sad little chair on the side of the road, in someone's trash. As I circled back to get it, another truck pulled up next to it like they were going to take it. I started yelling, "don't take my chair!" Of course they could never have heard me. Princess Girly Girl said, "why are they taking your chair mama?"

Turns out they were just going to the house next door. So I stopped and put this decrepit old beauty in the back.

Can I just make a Public Service Announcement? Never throw old chairs away. There's so much you can do with them! See this one above? The paint is from the 70's, the fabric on the seat was extremely stained and all the cushioning had died a decade before.

I added more padding to the seat, recovered it with a pretty green and white brocade and then painted the chair a bluish/ gray color. I also used a few screws to reinforce the wobbly legs but you can't see that. Now it's sturdy and pretty again.

Best part is that it was free. Totally. I used only what I had on hand to refinish it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Eileen said...

Your chair came out great. I recently re-did 6 kitchen chairs with a very similar fabric. Your's looks great. I found you on the blog frog follow. I would like to also invite you to my " Tag along Tuesday" in my community it is the same idea.
http://theblogfrog.com/1364090

August 20, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

wow, that looks awesome.

August 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

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