My friend Bob is the sweetest. And he knows I love a good chair makeover. He gives me his trash. Like these orange little ogres. He brought these over when we lived in Texas and I didn’t have room for them in the house, so they hung out in the backyard for about a month until we moved to Warm-lanta.
I knew I wanted to redo them but didn’t know what to do or where to put them. So I hung onto them.
Enter the new kitchen in ATL:
We didn’t have a breakfast nook in the last house and I knew these chairs would be perfect in here – post reno.
I removed the orange vinyl, replaced with gray vinyl, cleaned and sanded the chairs and then sprayed them with Rustoleum’s White Gloss.
I also made some pillows to go with…
The curtains are Premier Prints Sydney Twill Storm.
And here they are in the new kitchen:
I picked up the table on Craigslist for $25 bucks – Check out the before pics. That fabulous light fixture is a find from my first trip to McKinney Trade Days – it’s a vintage fixture from Luby’s and used to be sooooper ugly.
We did a ton of other work in this kitchen, which you can see here .
One more look at the chairs before:
Moral of the story? Think twice before you throw something away.
I mean, I’m not encouraging you to become a hoarder, but, take a second to close your eyes and imagine the possibilities before you toss it.
Note: Diapers, banana peels, used K-cups, and old bras ARE TRASH.
Although, I’m sure someone out there will try to prove me wrong.
Thanks for the trash, Bobby. Miss you.