TRASH FINDS - REDESIGNED

Trash Find Chair Redo

This was my very first trash find that I up-cycled! Once I finished working on it, I secretly returned it to the original owners! And nope, I never did get caught. I was so excited to start this project and even more excited to get it back to it’s original home. 

I stripped off the seat only to find the webbing underneath. Next I removed the right spindle but kept the center one. After sanding and brushing on a few coats of bright white paint, I cut a thick piece of cardboard the shape of the seat. Then, I added batting and the material on the cardboard and stapled everything together. I also hand drew a little design at the top of the chair.
I love the way it came out and it barely cost me anything. I already had the paint and sandpaper. The material is a thrift store shirt that I bought for $1.00 and the batting I bought at Wal Mart.
I brought the chair to the original owner’s front porch, rang the doorbell and ran like crazy. My hubby filmed me doing it all and we posted everything on You Tube. I had attached a card to the chair saying that the family could watch my redo and return of their chair on YouTube if they were interested (they loved it and commented on my Channel!!!  What a fun, fun, fun project!
~Lela (TrashFindRedesigned on ETSY)