Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rediscovered: Fold Up Wooden Chairs

I work in NYC and I live outside of it so I take the train in everyday. My days are pretty routine: train, work, train, dinner, catch up on TiVo. So imagine my surprise when I pulled into the station and there are two lonely chairs curbside. They were pretty beat up though, enough that I really had to check them out if they were even worth grabbing. Of course, I was running late so I ran by them, gave my mom the thumbs up sign (I was still semi-blind from surgery so I wasn’t driving yet) and hopped on board. I did chuckle a little bit leaving the dirty work to mom.

Underneath the filth and the disgusting fabric I could tell them were gems. After a good cleaning we even found out they fold up!
A few coats of white spray paint, over a coat of base primer, some simple re-upholstery and ta-da! Possibly my most favorite rediscovering to date!

(notice the floors? update on that project later...)

Matching chairs: FREE
1 can spray paint: $.97 (walmart brand)
fabric: $9.00
total: $9.97

Snags: none

1 comment:

  1. Your article features some really great collection of stylish and modernwooden chairs online. I was in search of some idea before i could buy a coffee table for my house. Looks like i have found one. Keeping posting similar articles. Kudoss!! for your efforts.