So last Saturday I went for an early run
spotted these in the trash.
Can you believe someone would throw these away?
There were 4 but two had rips up the back.
It was perfect because I really only needed 2.
How lucky was that:)
I had been eyeing similar chairs online
at Home Goods.
So I couldn’t believe I found these
in the trash of all places.
A little trash pickin pays off sometimes!
Take a look.
Two cans of spray paint, a little left over house paint
and a small drop cloth
I was of course excited to get this project done so in hast I didn’t take step by step pictures
but it was simple,
I will walk you through it.
1. Unscrew seats
2. Wipe down with damp cloth or tack cloth, sand if needed & spray evenly with paint.
3. Take off the existing fabric on the seats.
I use a flat head screwdriver to get under the staples.
4. Check your batting or foam
replace if needed.
5. Lay your wood base from the seats on top of drop cloth.
Use as a template & cut an extra 5″-6″ all the way around.
6. Lay on flat surface, find your middle and create your vertical strip with painters tape.
Be sure to press firmly along edges so paint doesn’t bleed.
7. Roll on your paint lightly in layers .
I used regular latex house paint(Beach Glass by BM.)
8.Next print out your numbers or letters on heavy card stock
as large or small as you need to create your stencil.
9. Take contact paper and spray the front with spray adhesive(the non-grid side.)
Lay the back of your card stock on the tacky side & press firmly.
Cut out your numbers or letters.
10. Peel off the back of contact paper(the grid side).
11. Place on either side of stripe, press firmly so it sticks to your fabric
roll on your paint lightly
(I used Texas Leather by BM.)
12. Let dry & align your pattern to the middle of seat, flip over and staple away.
13. Screw seat onto chair base.
14. Enjoy your hard work:)!
It is easy, fun & so cheap!
The project cost $15.00 for the two chairs,
the drop cloth was only $4.50, I love that!
Thank you for visiting today.
Have a great Wednesday!
Hello, I just found your website! I’m a new member! It is lovely!!! Love your dog, I have a black and tan weinie dog also! Great job on the chairs!
just discovered you via white wednesday, and i am a new fan!
the project is right up my alley and i so appreciate your sharing it.
if you like, swing by my place where i am hosting a giveaway:
and keep sharing your lovely posts!
Jen, you have an awesome blog! Your literal trash to treasure chairs are so beautiful! What a transformation. Not everyone can see the beauty in things they already have… or that are found in the trash!!!
I am a new follower.
Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!
wow, bet that person would be crying right now!!! they are gorgeous!
They are gorgeous redone like that, Jen. Great trash finds. My youngest son and I like to check out the offerings at big garbage day here. Once a month from May to October neighbours put out all the ‘big’ stuff days before, that doesn’t go on regular garbage biweekly pickup. It is amazing the number of folks out looking.
These are gorgeous. What a difference the white paint and new covers make. I love the numbers and the colors. Beautiful.
I am loving your chairs…they look similar to some I have and painted white…love love love them! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you ideas with us. This is the centerpiece of this room!
Oh I love how your chairs turned out! I love finding something that needs work and with a little elbow grease and some love it turns out into a master piece! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
I redid a similar chair to yours last year in a similar way… However, I really, really love how you added the numbers to the seat! They look amazing.
Hi Jen: What a beautiful duo you created–love how you did the seat covers!
love what you’ve done with your trash picks! i posted about a trash pick today too! nice to connect with you…love it here!!
I just found your blog tonight and what a treat it is! Your home is so beautiful!! I am so happy to be your latest follower. I’m going to post about your blog on my facebook page. 🙂
Seriously great score!! You did an amazing transformation on them!
must love junk
I absolutely love them! They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
You did an amazing job. I love the way you painted the seat. So well done, and your photographs are beautiful. New follower!
Beautiful job on their transformation. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Mod Vintage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
I love how this turned out and your blog is so darn cute! I’m stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at http://www.iheartpears.blogspot.com
What a great find!!
These are gorgeous – GREAT find you lucky girl!
What a wonderful find Jen! You did a beautiful job. I love them! Especially the seats. I would love for you to stop by my party “Totally Transformed Tuesday” and share these. @ http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com I’m a new follower. Peggy 🙂
Thank you for linking up to Home is Where the Heart is! We wanted to stop by and let you know you’ve been featured! 🙂 Please come link up again!
This is outstanding! Love the colors you chose. What a transformation. I come to you via Homestead Simple Linky, my hutch was also featured. Just love your blog and your style!
What an awesome find! You did a wonderful job redoing them. They look gorgeous!
I love these chairs. I like working with drop cloths too. I’m your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a second. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com
Awesome job. As an art project, I once did a dumpster rental Richmond and set it up behind a few businesses with a residential area not too far away. You wouldn’t believe the treasures I got out of there a few weeks later.
Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Wow a gal after my own heart,lol these chairs are fantastic!You did an awesome job:)
I featured your pretty chairs on Mod Mix Monday!
Darling, darling, darling! I have some very similiar to these and I love them! Great score! Mine were thrown out, too… people are crazy!
who would throw these away?!?! they are gorgeous!!! love the colors!
Wow Jen, love the transformation! You should submit this to Roadkill Rescue, I bet they would feature it. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff.
I LOVE these chairs! I have one in the garage like this that I think is just begging to look like yours! What a score… talk about motivation to go running!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE them! While I’m not willing to go out and run for them, I will casually saunter down the road. LOL! Great makeover; they look wonderful.
I love everything about this project…from start to glorious finish!
I just found your blog via nifty thrifty things and I’m heading off to take a look at more of your posts.
I invite you to come by and visit my fledgling blog too…denisecerro.blogspot.com
I look forward to more of what your up to…Denise
I picked your chairs as winners in the “It Pays to be Cheap Contest”. Can you email me your contact information? [email protected]
I really love your style, and after having gone through some of your posts, I’m a new follower! xo Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com
Wow I can’t believe people would throw those away, that’s a great discovery! I came across your post while I was looking for dumpster rental in Richmond and I’m happy I did because I love posts like this. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Love them! Can’t believe they were throwing such potential away!
I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information. I’ll definitely add this great post in my article section. Dumpster Rental Palos Heights
I love your chairs Jenn and I’ve got these linked to my DIY chairs post too today, for inspiration!
I just wanted to let you know that I featured your amazing project on my new blog DETAILS. DETAILS is the sister-site to my main blog Homework.
On DETAILS I feature projects that have those little details that make them extraordinary. I’d love for you to stop by and visit and follow along on my new journey. http://carolynsdetails.blogspot.com/
homework | http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/
Carolyn, thank you so much! I will be sure to post on FB. I so appreciate the feature:). Enjoy your weekend!
oh wow! love the chairs!!! i’m debating on buying 6 cane backed chairs from Craigslist. i have the CL website up right now LOL. oh, decisions, decisions. Thanks for the inspiration!
love your chairs, did you bleach your drop cloth? the ones i have found are more of a greige and i have not had luck with trying to bleach them with the directions i found on another blog, sure wish you would share your secret if yours are bleached. thankyou so very much
I did not understand how you did your numbers? Did you use contact paper and put them on the chair? They look like they were painted on. Can you please explain in a little more detail. Thanks
NancyLucky, I have the same Q. The instructions about adding the numbers is confusing to me. Would love a step-by-step clarification — I’m anxious to try this myself on pillow fabric. The chairs btw are GORGEOUS! Thanks in advance 🙂
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