Thursday, April 14, 2011


I posted a picture of this chair on Facebook earlier this week, and it was also added to my home tour post.   Im a Craigslist addict (my husband has dubbed me the junk collector)  Im always checking the FREE section of course (who wouldnt).   Well this is what I came across..........

photo from craigslist listing

on my front porch..cushionless (getting a cleaning) lol

After a nice cleaning

After a little merchandising....notice anything?????

Yep...I sanded and painted out the bottom frame black to match the black fireplace.

Here is my little reading corner....well magazine & catalogs corner.  I got so happy about the black that I also painted the top of my little elephant table.

Sometimes you have to look deep to see the potential.   If I see something I like, I grab it because I know I will find a way to use it or transform it into to something usable for me.

Did I mention that it was......FREE!     Hello I got a cute chair to relax in and read my magazines (or dream of sitting and reading) for nothing, nada, niente, zilch!

Transformation Thursday

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  1. Hey Melanie!

    How did you 'clean' the fabric on this chair? Oh my! I thought it was recovered when I first saw it dressed up. Ya gotta share!

    Looks great!

  2. You did a marvelous job! Love the black legs, makes it pop ♥

  3. Wow--that is awesome--looks like you reupholstered it! Great job.

  4. What a great freebie find! Wow, it cleaned up so nice and the black really sets it off perfectly! Great find and great job turning it into a fabulous piece! Thank you for joining TTF! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Super cute! I love to fiind oldies and give them new life.


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