Here's my latest dumpster dive project. I pulled this chair out someone's trash. I liked the shape, but the suede was marked on with pen and had a few small tears. The picture doesn't really show the stains, but trust me on this one. I also thought it looked a little formal for me.
I glued the ripped suede down with a glue gun and then spray painted the entire chair, suede and all, with my favorite Heirloom White spray paint. The arms got oversprayed b/c I was trying to cover up some pretty gross stains and got carried away.
If I had it to do over again, I would have at least tried to clean the suede before I started spraying. It has kind of a mottled look about it, which I like.
Molly doesn't like how the paint feels on her feet when she stands on the chair in her dirty bare feet to look at herself in the mirror each day. Hmmmph!
And Tom thinks it looks a little trashy.
But I'm loving it! And even if it's not our most dramatic transformation, or the loveliest piece of furniture in the house:
1. it was free
2. it is comfortable
3. it's not in a landfill
4. the whole project took under 5 minutes, if you don't count the minute it took to wrangle it into my car
5. the living room isn't lit well enough for close inspection anyway