I’m doing a happy dance because today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday! It’s a fun time when I get to join up with my bloggin’ gals to inspire you to see past the junk and find the treasure beneath a thrifted goodie or curbside find. My trashure piece, a Bentwood rocker, was found curbside while on my way home from a garage sale. Check out my haul…
Junky heaven, right? From the garage sale and only $10 later, I found some wood turnings, old rusty tools, salvaged rocking chair rockers, a vintage Pfaltzgraff bread plate (sold lightning fast from my shop), and those four hanging flower baskets I turned into lanterns for our patio makeover. (Head on over to check out our patio, it’s full of good stuff!) The turnings became tiered stands, complete with DIY tutorial. And those rockers become a lamp for my family room. Those turnings became tiered stands here. Oh, and the coping saw became a funkified sign – see HERE. whew! Not bad,eh?
On my way home from that garage sale, the cruddy Bentwood rocker was sitting curbside, so I checked with the owner and he said, “Take it”. tsk. That’s music to my furniture-lovin’ ears.
Outside of being plain ugly, it really was in decent shape. Upholstery was worn and faded, and some puppy had used it for a chew toy.
With a little wood filler and sanding, that damage is easily repaired. Now, in case you didn’t know, I’ve worked on a Bentwood rocking chair before. That one was caned, and totally called out to be embroidered. You can read all about that makeover HERE.
For my newest rocker though, it was all about the paint. Knowing how un-fun hand-painting those rockers were last time, I have shied away from snatching up these chairs again until now. I’m not trying to sound commercial, but I absolutely LOVE my HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer! I’ve used it in on a farmhouse dining table, a highchair, our DIY fireplace, and even the HomeRight Heavy Duty sprayer in our boys’ room makeover (you need to check out those posts, my videos show the proof is in the puddin’!). Seriously, those sprayers are lifesavers in my book.
So, of course, this time I didn’t hesitate to whip out my sprayer to tackle those curvy legs. First coat done in 10 minutes…eep! ♥ And with my HomeRight Rapid Clean, clean up was in 5 minutes. You can’t beat it.
After two coats of flat black paint on both top and bottom, I did a coat of satin poly
. Likewise, just look at that even coat and that glorious shine.
Also, I love the damask fabric I found to cover those ugly brown cushions. Now this curbside rocker is a black beauty, don’t you think?
Finally, dog chew toy, no more. This curvy lady is now whole again and stealing the show.
Funny that you can find these chairs at garage sales, thrift stores, and even curbside. Maybe now you may think twice and grab one for yourself? If you’re not the DIY type, you can find this rocking chair available in my shop. (UPDATE: I decided to donate this chair to a local crisis pregnancy center to help a new mom in need. I love a good #trashure story with a happy ending)
In addition, I’d love it if you’d pin and share so that others can look past the trash and see the beauty too!
Also, more trashure makeovers like this Bentwood Rocker:
Now don’t head off yet! Just wait until you see what my Trash to Treasure friends have whipped up for you!
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