Trash to Treasure: Now Seating






Good bones, but a lot of goo.  I found these two beauties at Savers for $6.99 each.  I had - no, I HAD to have them. 

They were just what I was looking for, but never thought I’d actually get. 

The chairs I found online in a similar style would have cost me around $300 so at $14.00 I will happily settle. 

There are a few good-sized gouges as you can see and the upholstery is atrocious, I think it was off-white back in the day.

Not that the finished color is bad, it’s just not what I’m after and covering the flaws would be hard to blend.


Trashy chairs at Savers:  $14.00




So I did what any do-it-yourselfer girl would do.  Buy a big can of spray paint and toss caution to the wind.  Of course, it’s always nice to put down a layer or two of newsprint, but a minor precaution nonetheless.  Piano Black in a high gloss finish. 


Paint:  $3.48 at  Wal-Mart. 


I found an online home decor fabric site that I’m in love with, it’s called Warehouse Fabrics Inc

The prices are decent and there are so many lovely fabrics to choose from that making a

decision between choices a, b, and c, d, e, f was rather difficult. 

Check out was easy and shipping was fast. 

Having yet another reason to break out my electric staple gun, I set out to recover the pads while the paint dried.


Two yards of fabric with shipping:  $17.42


A few screws here and there, remove the painters tape off of the front legs covering the silver caps and……
































Love, Love, LOVE my chairs. 

I plan on ordering a few more yards and making fill-ins for the backs out of Masonite that I can Velcro in or out depending on how I’m using them.

As always, everything has a dual purpose. 



Grand total:  $34.90! 


Someday I’ll finish decorating my office and give you all the “tour” so you can see how perfect they are!  One thing about thrifty, trash to treasure decor is that sometimes it takes imagination, patience and a little elbow grease to get what you want.  To me, that’s half the fun.


Up next, my $2.00 side table.


  1. Connie said...

    Ooooooooo and aaaaaaaah, sugar!! Those turned out fantastic. Next time I'm over I'll have to see them. I think they'll fit in gorgeously with your decor though. Lookin' good, sweetpea...

  2. A-train said...

    Well hot d@mn! Looks like you´ve outdone yourself again. Those look awesome!

    Way to go the price tag.

  3. The Gooch Family said...

    These look fantastic! You totally win on that find. Can't wait to see what you do with a $2 table!

  4. mandbrid said...

    Gorgeous Stacey! Makes me want to go thrifting.... sister FINALLY brought over her wedding pics for me to see. Thank you SO, SO much! You did a fantastic job and we're all very pleased. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it.

  5. Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

    Popping over from Better After. These chairs are seriously gorgeous. Fabulous Job! If you get sick of them they'd look lovely in my kitchen...

  6. Becolorful said...

    Your chair is stunning. It has inspired me to take my own twist on it and I have put it on my blog and linked back here to you.

  7. ~*yOuNiQuE727*~ said...

    Hi ~ I just saw your beautiful chairs. You did a fabulous job ~ I can't get the nerve to reupholster yet but I sure am tempted ~ you did great.

    Love your blog ~