Monday

Trash can chair



A few weeks back I posted about this really nice chair that I found in a trash pile and how I did a speedy ride around the block to get to it fast (before anyone else grabbed it). It was raining and much traffic but  to the humor of other drivers "I got it"!

   This past week I finally got to work on it.


I sanded the rough spots then used a nice white spray paint and it turned out so pretty.

 There was no seat and I had the perfect piece of ply wood then got out my trusty saw and went to work cutting a new seat.  I covered it with a foam piece I had, then batting.




Then to the fabric to cover the seat cushion... I have so many different pieces of fabric scraps but then I remembered a few wonderful linen dish towels I got from Italy and France... Perfect!




I could not bring myself to cut the towels so I simply sewed one together, to create a pillow case of sorts and slipped it on the cushion... This can be taken apart at a later date if I decide to turn it back into the lovely dish towel that it is.
(we all need David on our seat cushions)

This turned out really nice and I now have a new chair for my sewing area!



It's comfortable also... Nice!
Don't you just love other peoples trash? Shame they don't have any idea what they have tossed away.. My daughter told me to go knock on their door and show them their chair.... no, they might want it back!

I'll be posting to "Thrifty Homes" fun furniture party

Click the link below to see all the crafty people participating

46 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

your chair looks fabulous! great job.
good idea about not attaching the fabric, if you're that attached to it. ;)

gail

Karen said...

You'd better not show the chair to the folks who tossed it out! They would definitely want it back. What a grand makeover! I could hire you to make my old furniture into something fabulous!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You did a great job on the chair. I love the towel as the seat cover. At least David has his modestly leaf!

La said...

Fabulous! I still haven't found any treasures on the side of the road. Maybe I need to choose a different route! La

Granny J said...

Love the chair. I can't understand people who toss good items but am glad they do. Smart idea not cutting into the towel.

the cape on the corner said...

ack, i love what you have done with this chair! it looks wonderful, and actually comforable, too! i just got a table for crafting, and i have to find a chair. this is good inspiration!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi!
I came over from Beween the Naps...
Your chair looks great. I can't tell you how many times I have driven or had the husband drive around the block to get something from the side of the road. Love it!

Melinda

Life in Rehab said...

I love a free furniture revival, and this is just super adorable!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OH my goodness, this is wonderful! I just love how it turned out!
Terry

Kathy said...

Love that chair, glad to find you new friend!

Lindsey @ FRESH AIR + FRESH FOOD said...

I'm inspired. I have a habit of pulling trashed chairs off of sidewalks too - but they sit in my garage. Ugh. Now I am inspired, so thank you!

Thanks also for commenting on my blog! I'm your newest follwer and am loving poking around through your archives!

Debbie said...

Sandy that is awesome! Love that fabric. Hope you join me for my Before and after party....starts Wed...but will have my link up tomorrow sometime:)

Kim said...

Love, love, love it! I can't believe someone threw this away. Please consider linking this to Fabric Fun Thursday :).

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a great find and a great re-do! Love it! Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful, looks great in your sewing room!

Rondell

Marianne@Songbird said...

They would definitely want it back! I love the back on that chair and your redo really made it shine again. Good job!

sissie said...

I love your little trash can chair!
The fabric is so lovely and the paint brought it to life.

I came over from Coastal Charm to say hello and check out your project.

You have a great blog. I'm following you now and will be back often.

hugs
Sissie

Lourie said...

If I was the former owner of the chair, I would totally want it back. I would probably even offer up some cash. It came out awesome!

Kristi said...

Oh, it looks wonderful! I love the tea towels you used for the cushion. I've got a sad chair that I found on the side of the rd that I need to get to work on soon. You can tell that it was once a beautiful chair.

~ The Speckled Dog

Debbie said...

Thanks for joining in. Debbie

Suesan said...

You did great. I made over a little table I found in someone's trash and I thought about taking a picture and mailing to the former owners.

http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

It looks great! I'm sure most people would just drive right by and think there's no way they could fix that up. You found a treasure!

Kari said...

I love the way this turned out...AND the fact that it was FREE!!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love it! I have a trash can chair but your's is MUCH cuter! Mine's still missing a seat! And LOL (literally) about the David comment!
Great job!

niartist said...

I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
Artie
P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

Tara Beaulieu said...

I just love the way this turned out! I remember when you posted about running the rain to rescue this from the garbage, it stuck with me because it is very much like one of my dining room chairs. Now I just need to borrow some of your motivation and get on with redo-ing mine, lol! Happy VTT, it's really a wonderful looking piece!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Trash can projects like yours are my favorite!! Great job!!

Pam said...

That turned out awesome. I can't believe someone would throw that out - are they nuts!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your chair is darling. Love the choice of fabric!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

marian said...

oh wow you've done an amazing job restoring that old chair..what a treasure! no way could you part with it! i wonder what the previous owners would think lol! :)

Chic Creations said...

I am so glad you rescued that darling chair. You did a beautiful job bringing it back to life. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

You definitely had the talent and ability to to turn this chair into a work of art. Very nicely done and it looks great.

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

FABULOUS! I am hosting a Thursday Linky called Thrilling Thursday. I would love for you to stop by and link up!
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions
~Lori

JEANNE said...

Your trash chair is a success. I love the way you covered the seat. It looks so terrific. Good job.
Hugs, Jeanne

Rebecca said...

I can't believe someone would throw out such a great chair-nice refinish job!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Thanks SO much for linking up to my Thrilling Thursday party @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you will join in again next week.

Anna said...

Great transformation, I love that towel on the seat!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

It's beautiful! Love the dish towel idea. I would have had a hard time cutting them as well.

AmieAnn said...

Your upcycled chair is Awesome! Love it.. it doesn't even look like the same chair. Great job!
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Jean @ Quilted Cupcake said...

The David comment is priceless! Great job saving this chair from the scrap heap!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a glorious rescue!

kimberly @ craftyland said...

i love this! such a good trash pile find!! :)

Holly said...

It is gorgeous! What a great find and then what an amazing makeover you gave it. That chair did not deserve to be in the trash. I am glad you rescued it!

Kim said...

I just wanted you to know I featured your chair :).

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Sandy, you definitely transformed your chair from trash to treasure. It looks great! (Loved the humor about David, as well.) ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kuzak's Closet said...

Great project! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday!