Sunday, July 20, 2014

Random Chair

I found this chair in the garbage. I think you could tell--right?
Besides the shredded fabric, it was a little wobbly. To fix that, I jammed a popsicle stick between the leg and the base of the chair from underneath. Once I got it in far enough to stop the wobble, I broke it off--you can't even see it.

I always have some fabric scraps laying around that I pick up at garage sales for cheap and I had this awesome ticking fabric that was heavy weight. I matched the paint color to it and this is what I came up with:
I couldn't believe I knew the fabric was called ticking. The word came into my head and I Googled it to make sure I was right. I guess some of the 1,795,048,631 things my mom told me in my life actually stuck in my head!
She would be proud.


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30 comments:

  1. You should be very proud, that chair looks great!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  2. I love ticking, I learned it was called ticking not long ago, after reading it on one of my favorite blogs ;) The chair looks great!

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    1. Thank you! I love ticking too! I used the other piece of that fabric as the back of a pillow cover--the other side is a grain sack that had blue writing.

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Love your chair makeover. I have a thing for chairs and will pull any chair out of the garbage that I see. So rewarding to save a chair and then turn it into something great.
    Nice job!
    Bev

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    1. Thank you! I will pull anything out of the garbage if I can paint it. Trash day is one of my favorite days of the week (after garage sale day and flea market day, and of course auction day)!!

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  5. Yay! a literal trash-to-treasure! I think your chair was a great find. Other than the seat it looked to be in great condition! Marvelous!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it really was not in bad condition. I feel bad it was getting thrown out for just the ripped fabric. But I was happy I found it!

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  6. What a find!! Love the makeover.

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  7. What a great makeover!! Inspiring....pinned.

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  8. Love that you're giving trash new life! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! My favorite finds are in the trash!

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  9. I adore ticking and wow that chiar has a new lease on life just beautiful

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  10. What a great makeover! Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  11. I wish I was good at DIY stuff like this! The chair looks amazing :D
    Stopping by from Twirl & Take a Bow. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! Hey, you never know until you try. What can you lose on something you pull out of the trash? And I just saw info on new Krylon spray paints that are paint and primer in one so no prep--it might be worth trying since it is just a can of spray paint.

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  12. Susan,
    I love your chair. I too am a Chair Junky! I did not buy any chairs for my dining room at my lake home. They have been stashed in the garage for the future. My Hubby hated me collecting chairs but he does not mind now. It was great on our budget
    New follower,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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    1. Thank you! I think every husband gives us collectors (fancy word for hoarder) a hard time until they see the money we save them.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love that blue! I'm featuring your chair in this week's Power of Paint party going live tonight... thanks for sharing!

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  14. You know I can't resist a good trash makeover!!! I love ticking too. I have a bunch or red and more of black. Love the blue. Sharing at The Handmade Hangout at Redouxinteriors later today!

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    1. Thank you! Ticking is so stinkin' cute! The red and black sounds awesome. I haven't seen any at garage sales since I got that blue. Would love to find more. And thanks for featuring it!

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