Spooky Seats Need a Summer Makeover

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Marcella Rose (who blogs at Marcella Rose’s) “found these stunning vintage wrought iron chairs on the side of the street” in New York City. Since then they’ve traveled across the country with her and now they are due for a makeover, which she’s sharing at My Crafty Spot. Marcella says she likes to change these seats up a couple times a year. I personally love the spiderwebs, but I agree that summer calls for a lighter look!

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Cooling Down with a Junk Drink Stand

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Today’s rescue comes from Courtney of A Diamond in the Stuff. When she found a broken stool on the curb, she knew she’d eventually find a use for it. The stool’s day of destiny arrived, and now it’s a drink stand, perfect for an outdoor get-together!

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From Trashpile to Tres Chic Mini Table & Chairs

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Erin of Elizabeth Joan Designs spotted this small folding table and chairs on the curb and “thought it would at least be worth the effort to try and fix it up.” I’m so glad she did, because the black & white results are pretty fantastic!

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Refinished Furniture Inspired by Summer

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At Fynes Designs, Virginia was inspired by the hues of summer to refinish this rescued furniture. Most of these pieces came straight from the trash. Although they didn’t look pretty when she found them, they were actually sturdy and there was nothing wrong with their construction.

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Painting Plastic Adirondack Chairs

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“A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck,” tells Amy at Sweet ‘n Sour Gumballs. “These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted.” It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.

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Refreshing the Finish on Vintage Chairs

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Over at Clockwork Interiors, Cynthia was looking for a few small projects she could work on. She remembered her stash of chairs in the garage awaiting TLC, and decided that it was time to breathe a little life into a few of them. “They are so comfortable, and I love the fact that they came out of someone’s work shop!” she says of this set of three handmade, vintage chairs.

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Kitchen Chair gets Splash of Color for Spring

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Jane at Honey & Roses had been using this hand-me-down pine kitchen chair as a step ladder but knew in her heart that it deserved better–“time this old girl had a makeover!” Check out the simple do-over-that turned this chair from stepping-stool to showcase!

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Total Transformation for this Mod Chair

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I’ve seen some pretty dramatic rescues in my day. But this chair that Heather of The Heathered Nest picked up….well, let’s just say this does beat all. Even I would have driven right past this hot mess!

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