Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reduce . . . Reuse . . . UP-CYCLE!

I love vintage and antique furniture. I have a house full of great finds to prove it! We bought this chair at an estate sale a few years ago because it had great bones and was a classic design. The fabric was worn, dingy and quite dirty. I was able to give it new life by recovering it in a great Santa Fe style fabric that I found at a second hand store. I even made a coordinating pillow from some denim jean fabric scraps and leftover pieces of the fabric I used to cover the chair. I'm pleased with the results over all. What I'm really pleased with is that this old chair has been given new life. So often we cast things off because they are worn or seen as past their prime. This chair transformation was fun and a way to marry some second hand fabric and a discarded chair for a new purpose in my home.
I'd love to hear about projects you have done like this in your home!


brooke said...

Love to recycle- upcycle or just mend. We keep everything and find ways to re-use great pieces like this chair.

Great keep up the good word.


Kate said...

Great job, Todd. I think I saw your photo re. doing art in the New Mexican one day this past week!