Saturday, October 17, 2009

Free Chair Make-over!

I was driving home last week with my children, and lo and behold, there was a chair on the curb that was screaming my name!!  I do this all the time, I see a random chair (or other piece of furniture if I'm lucky!) that someone else no longer loves and I just can't drive by!  I have to stop, pick it up and take it home!  My husband is starting to threaten me about this habit of mine!

So this time, I thought I would just take care of the ugliness before he really got used to the old look  right away.  The first photo is what it looked like from the curb and the second is my redo!  Although I really appreciated that the prior owners had the original plastic still on the seat...I just had to repaint and recover.

Can you beleive the timing on this one?  It was perfect for my new office and with a fresh coat of black spray paint looks fabulous!  I just added some material that I had picked up to go with the curtains (don't tell my husband I bought it without a plan - I would have found something, sometime to use it for!)  This was so simple and took my about an hour with the paint drying while I redid the seat!  I didn't even sand it!  Let me know what you think!  Cost: 1/4 yard material = $.50 + half can of paint =$2.00.  Grand Total = $2.50!!!  Priceless!

If you like free giveaways, check this one out: Centsational Girl - 2 $50 Shopping Sprees!

I am also linking to: DIY Day - A Soft Place to Land
Shades of Pink - Room a Month (I made it there first!)
Poppies at Play - Creative Cats Friday
Metamorphosis Monday - Between Naps on the Porch
Second Time Around - A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words
Flea marketeer Party - Flea Market Style


  1. OOOh awesome! I am confused though, is the original seat stained? How did that happen with plastic on it?

    Thanks for linking to me!

  2. Such pretty lines to that chair!! You got a winner with that chair!

  3. The plastic was ripped off, partially, but for whatever reason, they left it on, so yes the seat was stained and smelled like smoke!

  4. Great redo! And I love those shades in the background as well. Don't you love freebies?

  5. You did a great job - thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks gorgeous! I love your shade or curtain with the flourish on it in the photo too.

  7. What a cute chair. You are so lucky to have found it!


  8. The chair looks wonderful!

    Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

  9. Chairs are my favorite to re-do. I love how they can transform. It looks so cute and I love how the fabric looks with your curtains!! Nice choice!! Thanks for linking this morning!!
    ~Andy @ Poppies

  10. That chair really does look amazing! I love the black paint and new fabric on the chair.

  11. That style of chair always catches my eye- with shiny black and a bold print fabric. Nice job!

  12. lucky you to find such a nice chair on the curb! It looks great! can't go wrong with black and white! :)

  13. Beautiful redo!!! I love that fabric!! So thrifty too! Love curbside freebies!


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