Hey there amazing Friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! It’s no secret I love this day… for one, because I get to share a trashy makeover, but also because I get to do it with some of my best blogging buddies! They are sharing makeovers today as well, so be sure to look for those links at the bottom.
Today’s project really was trash, my neighbor’s trash to be exact.
I was on my way to the bus stop with my youngest when I spied this:
My neighbor did tell me she had a rocker on her back deck that she was getting rid of if I wanted to take it and fix it, but when I checked it out, I decided to pass since it wasn’t in the best shape. Then I spied that back piece sticking out of her trash can, and I knew immediately what I could do with it. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
Here is what that piece looked like before:
Do you see what I see?
Perfect for a wall shelf don’t you think? My hubby saw it in the garage before I did anything with it and said he knew I would get that thing out of that trash can, AND take a picture of it in the can. He knows me so well. 🙂
It’s super cute though, right?
This is made up of several different pieces.
I started by cutting the chair with my sliding miter saw I got for Christmas, which I love!
Then I went searching for a shelf to add to the top, and remembered I had this shelf that I had used the brackets off of a while ago for another project:
It was the perfect size. I spray painted it black (so when I painted and sanded to distress, all the parts would show black through the white paint.)
I attached it to the chair back by drilling very shallow holes on either side on the top where I planned to attach it…
That way I could sink my screws a bit and fill in the holes with wood filler.
I also glued the slats to the shelf with wood glue…
Then I sanded the chair part (220 grit) to remove any loose paint.
I knew I wanted to add hooks to the bottom to hang things, and I found this hanging rack that I bought a month or so ago:
A couple of the balls were missing on the ends of the hooks, but even at $5 I knew I could use those hooks and possibly the oval tags on something else. (I actually bought the shelf above just for the brackets.)
They worked out perfectly!
I painted them with chalk paint then scratched where I wanted the paint to come off. I sealed with clear wax.
I was also able to use the little oval tags, but I decided I wanted to add numbers instead, so I painted them with chalk paint as well…
Then I used my Silhouette to make “stencils” for the numbers:
This would be perfect in a bathroom for holding towels, but also in an entryway for holding coats.
Don’t run off just yet! My friends have trashy makeovers of their own to share with you today!
Visit the afters at the links below the image!
(Bless’er House is taking a short “in -the-process-of-moving” break and will hopefully be joining us again soon!)
If you liked what I did with this, you’ll like what I did with these random parts too!
And I’ll be back on Thursday with my Décor Enthusiast Girls sharing a project I made with this window:
UPDATE! Check out what I created with this window HERE now!
See ya’ll then! 🙂
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