Trashed Chairs Get a Glam New Look

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“I’m not usually the trash picking sort (this was a first for me) but I really couldn’t resist,” Erin confesses at House of Earnest.  When she spotted these cane chairs in her neighbor’s trash pile, she lost all her inhibitions about trash picking.   Despite the unraveling cane wrap, seats that were barely there, and {…Read More…}

Rescued Chair Gets Restoration Restyle

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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

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Salvaged Chairs to Family Bench

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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.

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Prettyfied Paint Store Chairs

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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.

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From Bath to Backyard Seating

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Over at One Krieger Chick, Ariean tells us, “Years ago, my dad came across this cast iron bathtub in excellent condition and since he knows I kinda like old stuff, he asked if I would like it.” Of course she said yes, but it took her a few years to figure out how she’d use it.

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Instead of Reupholstering, Consider Painting

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Recently, Cristina from Remodelando la Casa encountered an interesting situation.  An store in her area was closing, and was giving away office chairs for free!  She went over and picked up two  sturdy, upholstered chairs.  They were in great shape, but they weren’t exactly her style.

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Reupholstered Slipper Chairs

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Mary Anne of Purposely Reinvented came across these armless chairs on Craigslist.  No surprise that they were in the free section!

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Reupholstered Wingback Chair

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Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented chose this beauty for her very first reupholstering project. She found it for FREE off Craigslist and instantly saw the potential in its tiny little ad photo. Her husband, on the other hand, was of course shaking his head and questioning how anything beautiful could ever come of the eyesore.

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