Monday, August 15, 2011

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

The text said something like...."My mom wanted me to check with you and see if you wanted us to save these chairs for you."  It was attached to a picture of some chairs literally amongst trash, yard clippings, discarded palm fronds, etc.  My sisters neighbor and good friend (and also dedicated stalker of my blog, HI DIANE) just likes to literally throw out to the curb perfectly good furniture.  It's fascinating.  Had I known just how nice and sturdy these chairs were I woulda taken them all.  But, as it was, my pea brain could only see that I had room for TWO.  I told Breckyn to save the best two and call it a day.  She dutifully retrieved the chairs from the trash and stowed them on the side of their house.  Then, it rained, and by the time I picked them up they were COVERED in nasty dirt, mud and grime.  So, when I say TRASH to treasure, I reallllly mean it this time.

So, recap.

Chair.....on the curb - totally FREE!
2 Cans spray paint - $6.00
1 hour of my time with enough sweat to fill a pool - PRICELESS.

Disclaimer......I'm only slightly bitter that my camera is the el suck at capturing the way these things truly look.  You can't see the distressing very well.  But, just trust me, they look better than you think.

Did I mention these chairs weigh at LEAST a ton?  Yeah, they do.

BEFORE:
Look close, I'm trying to show the gross dirty grime on it.

DIRRRRTY!

AFTER:

love the cute curve of the leg
Oh, and i also LOVE me some Ralph Lauren glaze, it's my fave.


Thanks Diane for the excellent new seating at my too small kitchen table.  Maybe we'll have to invite you to dinner. hee hee

9 comments:

Diane Barazoto said...

Love that blue! They look fantastic. Better than they ever looked at my house, that's for sure. What was that about dinner....

Kristina P. said...

What a fun color!

Becky said...

Way cute! I love that color.

The Wizzle said...

Ooooh, those look great! And FREE? You can't beat that.

The Bipolar Diva said...

what a find!

My Many Moments said...

Hi Allyson!
Thanks for leaving such a kind comment about my clock on Better After. Your blog is adorable and so is this blue chair.
Take Care,
Heather

Cookie Mama said...

Love the chairs!

Lisa Stephens said...

This is my favorite color of all time! Plus getting them out of the trash??...Euphoria! :)

Minky {moo} said...

Adorable! I can't wait to see them in place. hint hint hint. I am not brave enough to paint bright colors like that, but I just love them!
And free? Excellent!