Monday, June 11, 2018

Repurposed Curbside Find



About a month ago I found this Solid Oak Pressed Back Chair
 
marked FREE out at the neighbors curb. Evidently it was a leftover
 
from their Garage Sale that I had missed earlier in the day.

 
It was in pretty good shape for it's age. I thought I might paint it.
 
Well it did not happen, I noticed some small wood beetle holes on the back legs.
 
I decided to take it apart and save the good pieces and throw away the bad.
 
In case I needed the pieces for another project.
 
The chair was easy to dismantle. The only thing I needed was a Philips screwdriver
 
to remove the back to seat supports. Save these ! They are expensive to replace
 
and many times you will find these broken.
 
 
I also needed a Rubber Mallet.
 
 
 
Most antique chairs are made so well there are no nails or glue.
 
Using the mallet you can loosen the joints of the chair
 
and not damage the wood.
 



I ended up with some nice pieces and just a couple that I could not keep.
 
 
This is the part where I tried to get creative.
 
I used the pressed back pieces to make two different projects.
 
 
I painted both pieces with white Chalk Paint, 
 
 then I used a damp lint free cloth to distress both pieces.
 
Carefully wiping where you want to remove some paint.
 
The dark stain from the chair will show through.
 
After the paint is dry, you can seal the wood with a light coat of wax
 
using a clean brush and circular motions.
 
 
 
 
 
The first one when flipped upside down already had an opening
 


 
that fit my business cards perfectly!
 
I think I will use this at the next flea market.
 
 
Done!
 
 
 
For the other painted piece, I needed wire and
 

 
I needed an old nail. I added it where I wanted it for hanging the bottle vase.
 

I drilled two holes at the top and made a wire hanger.
 



 
I used an old olive oil bottle I saved because of it's shape.
 
Twisted wire around top to hang off nail.





Make loop in back and twist to the front.





Hang on nail.


 
                                                   Add some water and fresh flowers



I wanted to have the bottle vase removable so it can
 
                                            be washed out or filled with water when needed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tell me what you think.

 
 

-BONUS -
 
I was also able to fix this little Thrift Store Children's Chair with one
 
of the scrap pieces.
 

 
 This little chair only cost $2.00, probably
 
 because it was missing a spindle
 
 
I used stainable wood putty to fill in the cracks !
 
Easy Fix !

 
Cute as can be-

I appreciate you all SO MUCH !
 
Thank you for visiting, please leave a message and say HELLO!
 
I hope you have a wonderful week !
xo Lisa S
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Very cute. Old chairs are the best because they can be upcycled into so many things.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you so much. You are so right. Chairs are fun to upcycle. I would like to make a shelf with the next one I find. xo Lisa S

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  2. Great idea:-))) It looks fantastic:-)))

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    1. Thank you so much ! I'm glad you came to visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. I loved your upcycles! The business card holder must be truly OOAK! I love your row of aluminum coffeepots with the red handles; what a great collection!

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    1. Kathy,
      Your sweet comment made my day! It's nice to meet you, come back and visit. I show more of my collections on Instagram. If you visit there say hello. xo Lisa S

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  4. Now that is what I call resourceful. I love that you used so many of the parts for so many different things. You are a woman after my own heart! Thank you for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go.

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    1. I'm glad you found me at Grandma's House! So nice that you came by. Thank you, xo Lisa S

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  5. I love all 3 projects from the one broken chair. The card holder is genous. The chair fix adorable with an odd spindle. But the hanging piece is Amazing, i must admit id have hung it as was without the bottle but would have never thought of it without seeing this.

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    1. You are so sweet! I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you thank you !
      xo Lisa S

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  6. How beautiful! Love giving something new life - great job.
    Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Thank you so much! I always look forward to parties at Grandma's House We Go! xo Lisa S

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  7. Wow, what a makeover this is, well done for having the vision to see it through #fridayfeature@_karendennis

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  8. Karen,
    Thank you so much! Thank you for hosting, I really appreciate you letting me share. xo Lisa S

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    1. Thank you Donna! I really appreciate you comment.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. I LOVE the way you turned the chair into two unique pieces. The business card holder is super clever and the beautiful hanging vase makes such a lovely statement.

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    1. Michelle Leslie.
      YOU ARE SO SWEET! Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  11. So, so clever, Lisa! The repurposed piece for business cards is my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much, I was pleased at how everything came out....and didn't cost me anything.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. I love a good upcycle and this is such a great idea. It looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!

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    1. Jenny,
      Thank you so much!
      I appreciate you hosting at MERRY MONDAY!
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Genius! I love how you broke down the chair into useable pieces and absolutely LOVE what you did with them. Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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    1. Carol,
      You always say the nicest things! I appreciate you so much. Thank you for hosting and allowing me to share. So excited to be part of the feature.
      XO Lisa S

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  14. Lisa that is such a pretty repurpose of parts of a chair. I love the white color you gave them especially in the hanging piece it really makes the details stand out.

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  15. Mary, I am so glad you liked this project. Thank you for hosting so I can share. Thank you for visiting, have a great week. xo Lisa S

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