Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My name is B... and I am a 'dump-diver'...

...it's time to confess. I have taken to frequenting my local dumps/recycling centres on the lookout for pieces that will fit in my period home but without the 'antique' price tag...

...And here is my first find...








I was sure that this little chair could be totally cute with a little TLC...






I started by gently sanding it down before beginning to paint...






....I used tester pots of paints that I already had in the house and followed up with a little *distressing* and then 2 coats of clear varnish...It took about 4 hours in total and I made dinner and put the kids to bed simultaneously!

And here i the end result....















This chair cost me....NOTHING! And I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I'm very proud of my chair from the dump... now I just need to find a desk to go with it...hmmmm....

24 comments:

koralee said...

you clever girl you...I love the colour and it's shape. Sending you much love today!

Quasi Serendipita said...

It looks great and I love the colour!

Complicated Mama said...

Stopping by from SITS.

That chair looks great!
I wish I were talented enough to distress furniture.

Anniki :) said...

You've done a great job!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous redo!

Nozomi said...

Lovely job on the chair!!
Me, too...I love free furnitures especially when it is a wooden piece! Can't wait to see your next treasure :):):)

Gabrielle said...

Love it, the color is perfect!!

Jessica Nunemaker said...

LOL

That reminds me of our outside chairs...I rescued them from the recycling center and I just adore them (even though hubs was freaking out the whole time!).

Cute chair! You did a good job on that.

found you through SITS. ;)

Proud Wifey And Mommii of 3 said...

Looks great

Stopping by from SITS. Hope you are ahving a great Friday!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, love it ... clever girl.
xxx

Bumpkin Bears said...

you have every right to be VERY proud, I LOVE that chair, so glad you rescued it and brought it back to life. Hugs, Catherine x

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I loooove dumpster diving...or well, picking up furniture on garbage day. I love the lines of your chair too. Sooo darling! What is the color you used? Hope you have a great weekend B!

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, you are amazing!! You did all this AND made dinner AND put the kids to bed?!?! Way to rock it! Love the chair.

:)

Velvet and Linen said...

You have a great eye.
This chair is so charming and deserved a second life!
Good luck on your desk search.

xo
Brooke

Melissa B. said...

Yeah, I love junk, too! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

Here's Pie in Your Eye!

Jaqueline said...

Well done, it looks great!

Christina said...

Found you via SITS, which is fabulous, because otherwise I wouldn't have gotten my daily dose of that fabulous color. Seriously, my favorite.

Congratulations on acquiring such a great piece for zero money!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

What a great find!

BJ_Mama said...

found you via sits....how funny, though, we both posted about chairs today!
I LOVE YOURS!

Vanya @ Endless Inspiration said...

YAY you I'm such a skip diver myself, some of my favourite things were off the side of the road etc - best feeling ever!

kanishk said...

You've done a great job! Work from home India

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

Love it! I found a similar chair curbside and felt so silly shoving it into my car - but totally gleeful when I got it home and fixed it up! Great job!

prashant said...

I love the colour and it's shape. Sending you much love today!

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kanishk said...

I LOVE that chair, so glad you rescued it and brought it back to life.

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