August 12, 2011

Roadside Furniture!

This is one of my favorite things...ever.  Finding furniture on the side of the road.  It gives me such an adrenaline rush!  My husband and I spotted this piece and went and picked it up after church.  Picture this....5'2" blond wearing a purple dress and 4 inch wedges digging through a pile of furniture and trash on the side of the road.  Oh yeah, it happened. 

This is what I got:

A chair. 

Here it is after a little TLC. 

I just wiped down the whole thing, primed it, and spray painted it gloss white.  I had some leftover fabric from the bookshelf makeover and vanity bench makeover so I decided to just use that.  I had to remove the seat and rip off the old yucky fabric and then staple the new fabric on.  I always iron the fabric before stapling it though and this time I broke the ironing board (sorry honey).  I figured it's probably ok though because this is the only time I iron anyways...

I also got a rocking ottoman...not sure what I'm going to do with this yet.  (sorry forgot to take a picture!)

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  1. So cute, and free is a victory! Love the fabric!

  2. Visiting from miss mustard seed’s party, and love this! Come visit me anytime!

  3. I know this...I do not drive down the right roads! What a great find. It turned out so cute.