January 16, 2008

ONE MAN'S TRASH - - -


Found this old chair in the alley
Handyman hubby re-glued and screwed the loose parts.
I took it into my studio and painted it black.




Then I painted it with a folk art motif.



Here's a close-up of my treasure, the Tulip chair . I call it a treasure because I saw one like it in a furniture store once and the price tage was $350. I'm not selling it I just like having it as an art piece.

12 comments:

  1. That's marvelous! I would never have envisioned that result looking at the chair before you began. You are so creative!

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  2. Oh, I love it, Carolyn! I could do something like this too, if I could 'find' some chairs somewhere along the way. Actually, I did know of some that were available, but by the time I found out they'd all been snapped up. Ah well, spring trash days will come again...

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  3. I am impressed, I am not crafty, so I am also envious! By the way, yes the Magnolia's at Opryland were gorgeous, and so was Alan Jackson. He did sing Remember When, and yes, he is now also my favorite!

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  4. Thanks, Vonlafin. Alan is consistently one of the best in country music.

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  5. What a great find! Recycling is a good thing and can lead to very beautiful results too. Your chair is a good example of that.

    BTW I've linked with you too!

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  6. Thanks Nancy and yolanda elizabet.

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  7. Bravo!
    I would have done exactly the same maybe not as well as you.
    I am all about the curb-side treasures. I have even been known to dumpster dive with some friends.

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  8. What a good job you did on your free chair. Lucky you have handyman hubby, maybe the reason the chair had been thrown out was the need for glue and screw tightening. Trash to Treasure, isn't that the name of a TV show? You could be on it if it was!

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  9. Thanks Greeny and welcome to the Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. I know what you mean about dumpster diving . It goes on all the time right outside the garden center where I work. Any throwaway plants are quickly retrieved !

    Hi Frances,

    Thanks for the compliments. Almost anything is a blank canvas to me .

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  10. What a lucky find! And you turned it into a masterpiece! I love it! It reminds me a bit of Mary Engelbreit's work!

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  11. Thanks, Kylee. Mary does some nice work.

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