Erin and Emily blog at Elizabeth Joan Designs. The last time the sisters were together, Erin mentioned that she needed a chair for her new desk. As luck would have it, Emily had recently rescued the perfect chair from the roadside, and was happy to pass it along to her sister. As you can see, the chair was in decent condition, but the upholstery was not
Over at Somewhat Quirky, Karen’s friend discovered this old Ficks Reed wicker corner sectional in the garbage. It was an odd shape, but deep enough to comfortably enjoy taking a nap outside on the porch, so she asked Karen to help her give it a makeover.
Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.
AT Oh My! Creative, Susan explains that this old, broken chair was a source of mild contention between she and her husband. He has wanted her to get rid of it for the past ten years. On the other hand, she tells us, “At nearly 100 years old, and a garage sale rescue from my mother’s attic, I knew it was destined for greatness.”
“This chair had been sitting in my mom’s basement for years,” Jann from Newton Custom Interiors tells us. “It was originally part of my grandparent’s dining room set.” With history like that, how could Jann not try to give it a second chance?
When one of her neighbors had a yard sale this summer, Paula spotted this chair. She didn’t want to pay what they were asking, so she was thrilled when this chair ended up on the curb after the sale was over. Paula shares the makeover she gave this chair at Sweet Pea.
Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has figured out a shortcut to getting the distressed, black painted finish on furniture that Pottery Barn made so popular. She shows us how on a few farmhouse style dining chairs.
Over at Weekend Craft, Michelle found this rocking chair at a yard sale shortly before her sister’s birthday. Good bones for sure, but it needed some sprucing up. And since her sister had been eyeing rocking chairs, Michelle thought it would make the perfect gift.