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Trash to Treasure

May 26, 2011

A few weeks ago while on a walk with Sterling, I found this baby discarded on the side of the road.

It was pretty ugly and the wood was spilt and broken on one side, but I am a sucker for a chair makeover! I promptly got my car and picked her up for a make-over!

The first step was I had to glue the wood that had spilt. That was pretty easy with some wood glue and a clamp (no pictures because my dad may have done this step for me).

Next a few coats of white gloss spray paint and she was looking good as new. My little helper snuck into this picture:)

I then headed to GDC Home, my favorite place to find fabric. I knew I wanted a navy geometric pattern to go with my navy monogrammed duvet in our guest bedroom.

Here is the finished chair! A real beauty I must say!

This makeover cost less than $20. It was super easy. Just don’t go calling me a trash collector because I picked her up on the side of the road! The chair is now proudly sitting in our guest bedroom!

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  1. KatiePerk says:

    looks awesome! Nice transformation!

  2. Jill says:

    amazing!! your new chair is beautiful, well done:)

  3. Kyle says:

    I love a good make-over! What fun fabric for the seat. Well done. : )

  4. Tess says:

    Wow – that looks awesome. I love the fabric against the white wood. Great find!

  5. Great job! I would have kept rollin…. you have a good eye!

  6. You are so HGTV right now!

    Was the reupholstered seat hard to make?

  7. Sarah says:

    Looks so cute! Love the babe in his pj's too…I just found a chair at a resale shop and am currently repairing it, spraying it high gloss black and looking for fabric – thinking geometric or menswear inspired.

  8. Look at you and your handiness. Looks great! See you in a couple of hours.

  9. Genius!!! What a great makeover!!! It looks brand new!! 🙂

  10. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Love it!!! Amazing transformation!!!

  11. Julip Made says:

    Wow, great find and amazing transformation!

  12. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses…and I am *SO* guilty of picking up a treasure or two off the roadside (c: Heck we've gotten all sorts of awesome stuff that way…to give you another addage, one man's trash is another man's treasure comes to mind (c:

  13. megan says:

    Looks awesome! You are so crafty!

  14. Taylor says:

    wow! what an amazing find & great makeover! looks great and I love the fabric you picked out.

  15. Natalie says:

    Wow, that's incredible! What a find!

  16. Love it! What a transformation!

  17. Impressive! The chair has such a cool and unique shape, love it!

  18. Fabulous transformation! This looks absolutely wonderful!


  19. Do you know the name/brand/designer of the fabric?