Trash to Treasure

A few weeks ago while on a walk with Sterling, I found this baby discarded on the side of the road.

It was pretty ugly and the wood was spilt and broken on one side, but I am a sucker for a chair makeover! I promptly got my car and picked her up for a make-over!

The first step was I had to glue the wood that had spilt. That was pretty easy with some wood glue and a clamp (no pictures because my dad may have done this step for me).

Next a few coats of white gloss spray paint and she was looking good as new. My little helper snuck into this picture:)

I then headed to GDC Home, my favorite place to find fabric. I knew I wanted a navy geometric pattern to go with my navy monogrammed duvet in our guest bedroom.

Here is the finished chair! A real beauty I must say!

This makeover cost less than $20. It was super easy. Just don’t go calling me a trash collector because I picked her up on the side of the road! The chair is now proudly sitting in our guest bedroom!


  1. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 11:31 am

    looks awesome! Nice transformation!

  2. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 11:37 am

    amazing!! your new chair is beautiful, well done:)

  3. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 11:57 am

    I love a good make-over! What fun fabric for the seat. Well done. : )

  4. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 11:58 am

    Wow – that looks awesome. I love the fabric against the white wood. Great find!

  5. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    Great job! I would have kept rollin…. you have a good eye!

  6. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    You are so HGTV right now!

    Was the reupholstered seat hard to make?

  7. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    Looks so cute! Love the babe in his pj's too…I just found a chair at a resale shop and am currently repairing it, spraying it high gloss black and looking for fabric – thinking geometric or menswear inspired.

  8. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    Wow, great find and amazing transformation!

  9. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses…and I am *SO* guilty of picking up a treasure or two off the roadside (c: Heck we've gotten all sorts of awesome stuff that way…to give you another addage, one man's trash is another man's treasure comes to mind (c:

  10. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Looks awesome! You are so crafty!

  11. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    wow! what an amazing find & great makeover! looks great and I love the fabric you picked out.

  12. Avatar May 26, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    Wow, that's incredible! What a find!

  13. Avatar January 2, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Do you know the name/brand/designer of the fabric?

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