Thus is "Trash to Treasure Tuesday" born. I'm gonna show you one of my projects each week, until I run out. Which frankly, could totally happen sooner than later.
This first piece is truly trash. As in, my Mumsy was out for a spin in her neighborhood and saw this chair on the side of the road with a "free" sign attached. She hightailed her heiny home and gave me a jingle-lingle. She asked if I'd be interested in a free chair. And since I'm, you know....on a new kick, I said "heck to the yes." She then zipped back around the block, threw the chair in her car and brought it home.
Later that day I stopped by to pick up the "piece." Whilst it is VERY sturdy and actually quite awesome, it was also at least 100 degrees of disgusting. When I vacuumed up the seat later, you can imagine the dry heaving and near vomiting that was happening at the shear volume of pet hair that was stuck to my vacuum brush. GAG. I'm sort of heaving right now at the memory. And there was a faint stank on it too. Not to mention water stains, numerous spider colonies, etc. It was guh-ross. BUT, I saw her potential.
At first, I thought I'd do it in turquoise, as that is allllllll the rage these days. But, when I went to buy paint, a little furniture voice in my head said "no kimosabe, this chair shall be red." I could even see the fabric I wanted to cover it with (which tragically was NOWHERE to be found, but whatevs). So, red it was. I started painting it in overcast weather, and that my friends makes for MUCH longer drying times. As in FOREVER! So, over the course of 3 days I painted, re-painted and upholstered the chair.
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty pleased with the transformation.
I wish I didn't suck so bad at taking good pictures. But you get the idea.
Please no judging for the years of neglect, and hairspray buildup. EWWW!
Until next time my friends........