I have two fun projects that are in the works to share with you. First off, my parents-in-law are about the move from the home they've lived in for 40 years to a brand new, gorgeous, low maintenance home and I couldn't be happier for them. I told them that any pieces of furniture they don't want to bring with them, I would be happy to take off their hands. I'm helpful like that :)
I was deee-lighted when they showed up with this chair and ottoman one day!
They've had this set for over twenty years and despite their seven grandchildren jumping all over them on a regular basis, both pieces are still in near-perfect condition. A coat of paint and new fabric will freshen them right up and I cannot wait to make them over! Can you see the potential???
Here are my inspirations:
I also love the bamboo in it's natural state with a modern geometric fabric to punch it up.
Right now the chair and ottoman are living in the newly finished basement, where their color assaults my sons' manly sensibilities on a daily basis. I'm not quite sure where they will end up.
My second makeover project is my very first trash to treasure!!!
I drove past this chair on my way to pick up my friend Betsy to go walking yesterday.
I dragged her back with me, where she slid down in her seat in complete mortification while I threw it in the back of my car. I know it was out for the trash but it kind of felt like stealing - so fill me in. What is the etiquette for taking someone's trash? Should I have gone up to the door and thanked them? I figure if I had put it out for the trash I would be overjoyed if someone snatched it up and saved it from a landfill…..but I still felt a little naughty taking it!
Here it is at home. It is natural wicker (as opposed to resin) and I love the weave on it.
It needs a little work -
- but I think I can bring it back to pretty with a little sprucing up.
Where this piece will go I also have no idea, but I figured if I can't use it, perhaps my mom could put it on her deck to enjoy her morning coffee.
Now, to keep it's pretty weathered grey, or go with a fun paint color? Hmmmmm. So many options!
Do you have any fun projects in the works this summer?