Here's a quick little ten cent re-do (yup the project only cost .10 cents!) on a trash picked chair. Back in December I found this chair sticking out of a trash can on my way home from work one night. Although the sunlight was fading, with my eagle eyes I noticed the bent plywood back and strange legs and quickly flipped a u-turn and went back for it. I felt that it deserved a better fate than the landfill!
Nice curves huh?
Now, here's where the time lapse comes in. I knew that I wanted to recover the cushions, but I didn't like any of the fabrics I already had in my scraps stash. I put the chair down in the garage for almost 2 months while I was searching for just the right fabric. Last week I was at the SPAN aka "Spay & Neuter" thrift store, that helps people pay for their pets to get fixed and other hospital bills (its a great place to shop just because of that) and lo and behold, they has some fabric samples in a basket in the back marked .10 cents each! I grabbed a handful and chose this one for the chair:
It is bright and happy and I knew it will perk the chair right up!
.I had just enough to make it! Lots and lots of staples later and here ya have it...
Viola! Aint she purty? The chair was free, the fabric .10 cents and even the staples were free (I borrowed them from my BF). Total investment .10 cents and a little time & effort!
From trash to treasure and saved from the lanfill! Have you guys revamped and trash picked finds lately?