Trash to treasure…literally

26 Feb

Hey there fellow decor lovers!  I’ve got a sweet treat for you today.  I found this mangy looking chair sitting sadly on the side of the road and had to rescue it.  With her gorgeous detail and elegant frame I knew I could bring some life back into her.  Immediately I saw her in black with a contrasting color in the center back to bring out the detail.  She needed a little repair but nothing I couldn’t handle.  The right front leg had a huge chunk taken out of it that I sculpted back together with an epoxy wood filler.  I found a fantastic scrap of fabric big enough to cover the seat for $2.00 at our local thrift store. 

After some sanding, a few coats of paint, and a newly upholstered seat she’s ready for her big unveil.  I’m so pleased with the result.  Now off to find more furniture to rescue from the cold streets of Philadelphia!

I would love to hear your feedback

4 Responses to “Trash to treasure…literally”

  1. Beth Baker March 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    Great job Amanda! What a transformation…it look’s awesome.

  2. Polly Zimmerman February 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm #



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