Monday, October 25, 2010

Chair found on side of road

This happens to everyone but me.  They find some unused item on the side of the road and make it into something amazing.  

My car passed this chair on the side of the road and then turned around for me to pick it up.  

She is petite and had this funky paint job and no seat.  Great bones has she.

She has beautiful legs, no cankles.  My plan was to paint a red undercoat and black satin finish top and then sand edges for the red to show slightly through.  Because one of my motto's with paint is "paint it black".

I called hubbie out to see if he liked the color of the undercoat, he said he liked it so I stopped right there and just added a second coat of paint. Gasp no black.

Spray paint color Rustoleum - Claret Wine

I found this silk fabric on clearance at Joanne's.  Thread stitched feature is nice and had black tones, but mostly maroon and reds. Half yard $6.00. 

After waiting to find someone with a saw....(nice next door neighbor took three weeks to cut the board for the seat)  Hey, beggers can't be chosey.  I can put a tool saw on my Christmas list though.

Finally... I get to add the fabric and cushion to the seat.

Drumroll please for my chair found on the side of the road.

She has beautiful legs!

Won't she be great with Christmas packages stacked on her!

sharing with:
Between Naps on the Porch
Power of Paint
The Virginia House
Southern in my Heart
Funky Junk Interiors
Kim at Savvy Southern Style


  1. She's beautiful and I really like the color. She would fit in well with Christmas packages or sitting next to the tree. I've only had it happen a couple of times (curb finds) but isn't it fun?!

  2. Lori, she is beautiful! The red just pops and the material on the seat is perfect. Great job! La

  3. Awesome find, awesome chair! You did a great job with it.

  4. Love it. Such a pretty shape and I really like the red paint and the fabric is perfect. Good job. Hugs, Marty

  5. Oh Lori she is adorable!
    Not only does she have good legs, she can wear plaid well, too -- and not everyone can say that.

    Really -- I love it when my minivan insists on bringing something home that was languishing at the side of the road. You did a GRAND job renovating that little lady. Again -- adorable!

  6. Wow I love the chair, what a great find!

  7. Nice find! Great makeover! The color and fabric work well together.

  8. Wow Lori! That turned out beautiful!!! Love the red with that gorgeous fabric!

  9. What a fantastic find! I love found free treasures. ;) The color you chose is beautiful. She will be beautiful with a stack of Christmas presents. :)

  10. Great chair. I love it shape and curves. The color you picked out is great - put then I'm a sucker for red!

  11. Wow Lori! She is soooo beautiful and you did a fabulous job! I can totally picture her with pretty presents stacked on her and can't wait to see that! Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week and I just wanted to let you know that I am adding you to my blogroll. Hope that's ok??!! :-)

  12. gorgeous!!! I found a chair once on a walk and brought it fun to do!

  13. She IS a doll!!! I can just imagine you picking out wrapping paper based on how it will look on the chair! Great job!

  14. What a great makeover! She loos beautiful with her new seat and paint job!

  15. Wow! She came out gorgeous with the new paint and seat! I love the red!! Great score! :)

  16. Oh she does have great legs! I love finding stuff on the side of the road. I never would have thought to make a seat. You have given me new bravery!!

  17. She's beautiful! What a great before and after!!

  18. Great find, and great transformation!

  19. She is a lovely and yes, presents will be so pretty on it!!

  20. Lori, I love it red, too and that cushion fabric is perfect. Good for you saving that chair from the dump. Thank you so much for joining my party!

  21. Lori, great vision. the chair looks terrific. Glad it went home with you.

  22. What a great job you did! I don't find much on the side of the road either. I really do like the color and the fabric you picked. You go girl...I hope you get your power tools for Christmas;-)


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