I am not ashamed to admit...I will stop the car on a dime, make my husband go back, come to a screeching halt...for a good trash find. Is there a better way to furnish than reclaimed trash finds? I think not! Over the summer, I got SUPER lucky in that a friend was moving and her trash - MY TREASURE!
Here's a lovely little chair I got that day. Trash? Look at those beautiful bones? I couldn't wait to work on it...but a few other things were going on at the time and it has been sitting in my garage until last week.
I pulled her out. Sanded her down. Ripped that nasty seat down to the bare wood. Then down in our basement, after the kids were gone and after I dropped Sprout at a sitters for the afternoon, I painted this little beauty. I had been dreaming of a pretty little turquoise color or an apple green. But with the seat fabric I chose, had to go with the apple green. And I LOVE IT!
Used an old bed pillow I had (cuz I keep our old pillows...and make cute covers for them for our outdoor furniture). I cut the bed pillow in half to get it to fit the seat (do you know how expensive foam is? Yikes! I say reuse - repurpose!!) I used a gorgeous LOVE fabric from the Amy Butler collection to cover the seat.
Are you a trash to treasure hunter too?