“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.
When Rhonda from Craft Dictator got out of her car one rainy day to rescue this chair from the roadside, it wasn’t for it’s seating potential. It was for the legs, she tells us, “I knew I could use the legs to make something useful and beautiful.”
Over at My Weekly Habit, Kristi had a well-used, yet sturdy, old wicker chair. “We actually use it when I am out front with the kids or when one of us is waiting for someone to come,” Kristi says.
Over at Creative Ramblings, Sarah’s deck needed a facelift for the summer. Since she had two sturdy plastic chairs in need of a little love, Sarah freshened them up to give her deck the perfect touch.
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.
When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her–since she loves refinishing furniture–her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So….this project is courtesy Dena’s real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.
Don’t you love it when the decorating fairies smile upon you? That’s what Emily from Our House, Now a Home thought happened when she spotted this chair on the side of the road. She was actually driving out to shop for a desk chair in just these proportions!