Each week, I will share an upcylce project. I will include tips, suggestions, and materials used. It is my hope you are inspired to try some of the projects featured weekly. All of my work showcased here will be at one of my sales and might just end up finding it’s way into your home.
This past summer, a friend called and said, “We are cleaning our back garage and have a truckload for you. Interested?” A picker like myself doesn’t even let a call finish like this one before jumping in the rig for the pickup. It’s always a win! win!, as they were happy to ditch some junk, as I scored some new inventory.
Rustoleum 2X Spray Paint
Before | After
These sturdy and fabulous chairs had such great bones, I couldn’t wait to tackle them as a project. With some elbow grease, a trusty bucket of soap and water, and some dismantling, they were ready for paint. Mother Nature sure was kind with a beautiful breeze, sunshine, and even a glimpse color changing trees.
After a few light coats of this bold color and some air drying, I distressed the chairs with a fine sand paper.
I went “shopping” in my sewing room for a perfect fabric pairing. I had approximately one yard of gray and black houndstooth print to cover the chair pads. Although the photo doesn’t reveal this trick, I couldn’t resist sharing. My latest trick with recovering chairs to tape the hardware to the chair pad bottom while I am painting. That way, the screws and washers don’t let lost in the shuffle of the upcycle.
My little handyman was quick to volunteer for the re-assembly process.
Meanwhile, the project foreman is using a chair piece for gymnastics equipment.
All of this hard work has these three needing to “take a seat.” You really should just come “buy a seat” at Junk By Jenny’s 2nd Annual Fall Vintage Sale.
Read more about the sale here.