We still have all kinds of things to do in our house to get it "how we want it"... but, in the meantime, I've been able to finish some smaller projects.
I picked up this chair for around $7 from Salvation Army. An ugly old gal with some serious "yuck" issues...
But, also some detailing I really liked:
So, one fateful day, I just tore into her, taking her down to bare bones:
I had hoped to be able to rip off the old, orange fabric and just stretch new over it.
Unfortunately-- found out that one of the wood pieces was cracked and a spring was sprung...
I don't have pictures of what we did next... But, basically Rey traced the shape of the original seat, and we cut out a piece of plywood to match that.
I also spray painted the wood a nice, shiny black.
I had thought I'd buy a nice piece of cushy foam to put over the wood... but, when I saw how expensive it is ($17-30/yard???)... I decided to go another route. I remembered some pillows I don't often use... so, I ripped them apart and used them to stuff the chair seat. It isn't the softest chair you've ever sat on... but it
The fabric was about $4, pillow from Goodwill. ;)
Here's the after!
The next project also called out to me from Goodwill. This purty, South-of-the-border-ish print:
It was priced at:
But, I got it half off because of this in the bottom, right-hand corner (which I didn't care about because I knew I had the other frame at home):
Another factor I hadn't counted on was how THICK the print was to cut down to fit my frame. A LOT of elbow grease!
I put a couple coats of black spray paint on the big gold frame we'd been given...
The other project... again, it's sad state on a Salvation Army shelf just could not be ignored.
But, I liked it's space and practical storage (I was thinking car keys, spare change..) and the flowers.... ;)
It was as easy as covering with a couple coats of spray paint:
Moral of the story: If you "almost" like something... try painting it... maybe that like will turn into a "love"! ;)