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.
Briana's family owns a paint store. She's been working on updating the store decor, trying to showcase some of the fantastic color options they offer. These chairs are available for customers to sit down, but they were looking a little dowdy. She shares the makeover at Posh Purpose.
"When my uncle was clearing out his basement he gave met his little vintage child's chair that he found," says Shanna at Restoration Redoux. The chair was ornately carved but was banged up and had stained upholstery.
At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she'd purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. "These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!" Christy confessed.
Sometimes a piece of furniture is fine as it is....other than it just doesn't look right in the space you have for it. That was the problem with this wicker chair in a corner of Christina's bedroom. "My inner battle was that the chair’s finish was pretty as-is. It just didn’t go with the room," she tells us on her blog, Operation Home.
Sarah from Homeology was excited to update her outdoor spaces this year. Unfortunately, an unanticipated air conditioner replacement put a big dent in her budget. Sarah was forced to put some of her updates on the backburner and cut corners on the others. She was able to have her gorgeous mid century modern deck chairs professionally refinished, but really didn't want to put faded cushions on such pretty chairs.
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