Saturday 19 November 2011

Found Treasure

Ever have treasure just drop in your lap? It seems to happen to me on a regular basis. My wonderful husband used to call it junk when I first started this. Till he realized that not only was I turning it all into something beautiful and useful, but was making a bit of cash on the side. :) 
Yesterday I had to go into Sarnia and find some material to recover chairs for a dining room suite that I'm redoing. (found some awesome funky material that will be PERFECT!) Also found some wonderful stuff for that table turned bench that I posted about a couple of days back...
ohhh but we are getting off the subject of found treasures aren't we? 
So anyway........... driving back to the cottage (yes, snuck away to the cottage for a couple of days for some R&R. By the way, R&R doesn't seem to happen, told husband I need a cruise to really make me stop
Oh, back to found treasure. So I was driving and what did I see on the side of the road? A couple of chairs. 
Of course I had to stop and see if anything could be done with them. 

Look at what I found!!

Arm chairs. I know there is a name for this style, but I'm just going to call them the 80's sisters. The style is wonderful, but the colour and the material is all wrong. 
So I brought them in, cleaned them up, took the seats off of them and started work right away. 
Have I ever mentioned how much I love Zinsser primer? That stuff is amazing! 
So two coats of primer and then two coats of a very soft dove grey paint later.

I'm still in the process of finishing them. I have the material to recover the chairs, but my stapler is at home. So when I head home I will finish them off and show you. I think I should have them done on Monday. So stay tuned. :) 
Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off to an auction sale today. 
Going to see what sorts of treasures I can find there :) :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry, I forgot to take an after pic, and they sold before I thought of it again.
    This is a first for me. Normally I forget to take the "before" pics.