Thursday, May 26, 2011

trash to treasure

my grandmother has an eye for style… I think I inherited about a ¼ of it. She is always calling my up with new finds and while sometimes they are too much for me to handle… or TOO stylish for me… they are usually great finds!

When she called me the other day to tell me she got two metal chairs out of her neighbors trash, I was a little hesitant to agree to take them… when I saw them I was extremely hesitant! What would you think:







She convinced me that some paint and love and these chairs would be a great addition to my deck!

Well, she was right thanks to my new bestie, Rustoleum!!




I scrubbed the chairs with wire bristle pads ($2.99 at Target). Taking off the excess paint and rust…

After rinsing them off and letting them dry, I sprayed the paint on…




Ta-Da- can you believe these are the same chairs and they cost me nothing! (well, about $10 for paint and supplies)…



4 comments:

Jill said...

Holy Crap! I knew they were rusty, but I didn't know they were that bad! That's crazy! They look totally different and amazing! Like brand new! That so awesome! Makes me wish I would've gone trash picking more often. Actually... it just makes me want to spray paint my chair/table combo that I picked last year that I still haven't done anything with! I need to get one that one!

Great work! I'm very impressed!

bluemeow76 said...

Your grandmother is a genius! I am such a loser - I just threw away a little table like the one you have between those chairs because it was all paint chipped, derp - I should have just repainted it!

Emma said...

Looks great Mattie! I love them and the pillow!

French Hen Farm said...

the chairs look fabulous! What a great find! what a great makeover!
enjoy!
linda