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Hey y’all…I am always amazed at the stuff that people throw away. Jenn lives in a great historic neighborhood that announces “curb alerts” – meaning that someone is throwing something to the curb, but it’s good and somebody else might want it. Pretty great, right? Not everyone gives an announcement and they just throws stuff out. Jenn has found lots of antique windows, doors and furniture…which brings me to our trash to treasure chair makeover.
I am in need of another chair for my desk area upstairs. A lot of times Jenn and I do blog business at my desktop computer. Or, god forbid Honey Bee wants to discuss paying our bills at the computer. Way no fun! Anyway, I wanted another chair that we could just pull up when needed to sit side-by-side.
I remembered this beauty that Jenn found several months ago from someones curb…
Now, I’m not sure what this chair is painted with. It seems like some type of automobile or industrial paint. Even my palm sander couldn’t get the finish to fade.
What I do know is that this is a less than stellar paint job. There are lots of drips, clumps and smudges. Being that this chair is for me and not a client the imperfections don’t bother me. I didn’t need to waste time stripping this piece to remove the drips and clumps. Honestly, I was more worried about how to cover this mystery paint finish.
I finally threw caution to the wind and mixed up some chalk paint in creamy white and got to work.
Since this chair will be upstairs at 2 Bess Headquarters :), I decided to do the same treatment to the seat cushion. I mirror image printed our logo onto transfer paper. I trimmed off a bit of the excess paper and ironed it onto muslin fabric that I have in my stash.
What’s your latest curbside find?