Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trash to Treasure

I found this chair in someone's trash yesterday while I was jogging. It had such potential that I had to have it! I carried it back home while pushing the stroller. It was a challenge but the trash man was coming and there was no time to come back for it. It is very sturdy and the weathered wood was just dying to be painted!
I had some red spray paint already. It is Rust Oleum "Colonial Red". It is so hard to find a good red spray paint and I love this one! I got it at Hobby Lobby. I gave the chair a good coat of paint and put chicken wire in the seat to hold a plant or pot of flowers (you can get the chicken wire at Home Depot). Then I stenciled "bloom" on the back. It was so easy and cost me $0! I used what I already had in the garage.

I love my new little FREE treasure and it makes the flowers look twice as pretty! You never know what you might find in the trash!


13 comments:

Patricia said...

Okay, your are AWESOME!!!

I adore the chicken wire so much and the color is stunning!!!

Elise said...

Very cute, can't wait to see it tonight!!
Elise

Sean, Mandy, Mack and Levi said...

Unbelievable -you are right - you never know what you will find in the trash but it takes someone like you to actually "see" it - me - not so much :) - - I am amazed!!!!

Pearl Maple said...

well done, this looks fabulous, such a nice way to great people with a happy pot of flowers

sherri said...

Hello- just visiting from Lipstick and Laundry! Great idea for the chair! You were lucky to stumble across that!

Aimee said...

You are a girl after my own heart! The chair looks fabulous!! The chicken wire was a great idea!

SG's Mommy said...

I love it! I have been wanting to do one of those for years, but I just haven't found the right chair at the right price. You can't pass up FREE!!! Once again, your talent is exquisite!!!

fisunlahersey said...

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Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

That looks great! And it was free!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow! Can't beat that price....great rescue project! Thanks for sharing it on the Linky Party!

Jennifer said...

Too cute!

Denise Marie said...

How funny!! I found the same chair curbside and did something similar!! Trying to link in. lol

You did a better job than I did.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a gorgeous makeover!!!