July 12, 2010

Restore Chair Re-do!

That title is a mouthful, huh? :)

So have I told you about my new favorite place to browse?
I just recently discovered our hidden Habitat for Humanity Restore in our area and I am in love.

Although...not with the fact that they don't have air-conditioning.
Hello, it's Arkansas.

And it's a little dusty...and dirty...and unorganized...

but look what I scored for 2.50 and tell me you wouldn't mind rummaging in a hot, dusty place for it:

Have I convinced you, yet?

Well... wait and see.

I happened to find this beauty on half-off furniture week at Restore

It had already been reduced to five and I got it for a whopping 2.50!
They probably thought I was crazy to be so excited over a cheap, dingy, disgusting chair.

But have ya'll checked out All Things Thrifty?
Those girls can do some serious things with sketchy-looking chairs like this.

And I wanted to give it a try :)

So off went the seat:

I adore the detail on the back of this chair!
Honestly, it's what made it a keeper from the beginning.

But this thing had layers upon layers of dust and grime packed in it.

I had to give it an enormous cleaning overhaul and then sanded her down pretty good.

Look at this nasty seat:

I'm thinking (or hoping) that it has seen better days.

I ripped that red stuff off and found several layers of equally yucky fabric.

After much debating... I decided to breathe new sunshine-y life into her with yellow!


And her yucky red seat is now a fabulous blue.
All I had to do was rip the old fabric off and cut enough to staple onto the sturdy board:

I love the new colors on her!
And with a little brown glaze, she's perfectly worn. (but not tired-looking)
Want to see the full thing?

My goal is to get enough fabulous chairs to eventually have enough for a mismatched table with them.

That's the plan, anyways.

Can you tell how hot and icky humid it is here?
My camera lens gets all fogged up as soon as it hits outside. Ick.

Sunshine-y fabulous, huh?

Have I convinced you about Restore nowww??

What about if I show you a pile of these I got for a buck each:

Yes, Restore is my go-to place for cabinet doors and shutters.
Besides the curb of course.

So go find a restore today- just don't steal my fab chairs! :)


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  1. I love your chair! The yellow is gorgeous and the fabric is perfect! What an amazing deal too, I am going to have to go check ours out now!

  2. Ok- you've scared me with the no air-conditioning and lots of dust, but just for kicks, where can I find this store? I may get brave one day and score something as great as your chair.

  3. I stumbled across my closest HFH Restore while out on a drive w/ my husband. He lovingly said : "Oh that's one of those places you'd have so much more fun in BY YOURSELF" which is true , so I'll have to go back when I get the chance and can't wait. Your chair transformation is outstanding! The detail on the back is amazing.

  4. Great chair & I love the color as well. Found you at All Thingz Related

  5. Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  6. Love the colors! Looks a million times better!!!

  7. I LOVE the RESTORE!! What a find! Great Job!!

  8. Very cute. I'm not a big fan of matchy-matchy furniture, so I love your idea of refinishing different chairs in the same way to make a "similar but different" group.

  9. Beautiful chair and beautiful job! -shaunna :)

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