Friday, May 9, 2014

Trash to Treasure

A dear friend, Sharon, decided to throw out a dark green chair that had seen better days.

I asked her if I could take it from the trash and she readily agreed.

Its intricate designs appealed to me greatly.

It looks like wrought iron but is made out of sturdy plastic that, in places, had broken apart.

During "chair restoration" weekend, the chair got three heavy coats of white spray paint from the dollar store.

Hubs repaired the broken pieces with wire and glue, both of which were easy to paint over.

The chair now graces the front porch.

I added a small rose wreath to help cover up part of the missing trim but am on the lookout for a bigger one.

It's the prettiest little chair ever and I love the way it looks now.

This was one chair restoration project that brought to reality the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Ha!

Joining the very final Thrifty Things Friday on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove, co-hosted by Linda from A La Carte.

Diann and Linda will continue blogging but are letting go of the Thrifty Things  Friday party.

Thanks so much for all the hosting work you both have done and for all the fun posts, girls! 

Now, onward and upward!



rebecca said...

Wow, Susan! It's been awhile since I visited you. I'm sorry you lost your sweet pet. And I think your estate sale addition is a GREAT addition to your yard. (Gary and I are probably not going to be able to be quite as gung ho in the yard decor department this year. Stuff may not even get taken out from under the tarp it wintered under!) And I love what you did with the junker chair! You've sure been busy :)

diane.stetson said...

Usually I buy things that are new. I'm not into painting and refurbishing things. Your chair looks great!

Bookie said...

Super job, Susan! This is a perky and unique chair...and for the price, you can get rid of it if you tire of it without any regrets. Great looking!

Linda O'Connell said...

It looks so cute. You always find good stuff.

Tammy said...

We have a green table and chairs that is made just like that. It's on the balcony and looks like wrought iron but is plastic. Very hard to keep clean in this dusty environment because of the grooved design. Your little makeover chair is perfect for holding a potted plant. Great use of someone's trash. :) Best wishes for a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

what a beautiful _plastic_ chair!!!!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: wow, wow ... Great idea. I really like the chair in white. You're right. One man's trash is another man's treasure. I buy the furniture because I know not restore. Keep in touch

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love what you have done with the chair and that you saved it from the trash. xo Laura

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love that chair! I have been looking for a similar one for our back yard....


Susan said...

I don't know how someone could have parted with such a treasure! However, it looks perfect on your front porch, XOXO

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Love it! So pretty and a job well done in making it pretty again!

Dee said...

Super make over...I agree that it is an adorable chair and nice addition to your porch.

AdelaidesCorner said...

Everything is beautiful, the chair, your blog, your pictures!

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder if she is jealous now that she gave that beautiful chair away!

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