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I shared a photo of today’s project piece on Tuesday:
This was a $5 yard sale find from several years ago. You can see the original makeover HERE if you like.
I loved all the pretty details on it. Then one day the Hubby put his foot right through it. Why on earth he tried to stand on it to change a lightbulb is beyond me, but it has sat this way for almost two years. Until now.
I know I could fix the seat like I did HERE, but it was a bit rickety anyway. Plus it has some pretty details and I thought it might be fun to take it apart and see what else I could do with the parts.
This is the piece that I decided to repurpose today:
I also grabbed this curbside shelf from my stash:
To create this one-of-a-kind chair leg shelf:
As you can see it is quite a bit lighter than it was before. I loved the original finish, but unfortunately I no longer had any of the Annie Sloan Provence paint I used. To marry the two pieces I had to repaint both.
But let’s back up a bit and see how this came together, shall we?
After taking apart the chair using a mallet, I ended up with two cool pieces I could rework into something new and fun.
Here were the casualties:
I know I’ll regret tossing some of this, but I’m trying to be a better, more selective hoarder.
I cut the shelf down to the dimensions I needed using my table saw:
To unify the two pieces, I first painted the shelf in green since that was the original color of the chair. Then I sprayed both in this Aqua spray paint I already had…
It was the closest I had to the original color.
I drilled holes in the shelf, marking my drill bit with tape so I didn’t drill too deep. This was to create holes in which to insert the chair legs…
I attached them with wood glue and once the glue was dry, I painted everything in my favorite blue, Sunken Pool by Behr, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I decided to add a little extra support to the shelf by securing it to the back of the legs using these sawtooth hangers that I flattened with a hammer:
Hey, it worked!
I sanded lightly here and there and finished it off with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal.
My sweet boy. How they grow so fast!
Kinda fun, right?
The other cool piece from this chair that I was able to reuse is the back. I’ll share that one when I do something with it!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with a booth update. It’s been a while since we went on a field trip, and they are always fun!
UPDATE: Check out my latest booth update HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend! 😀
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