It is quite the norm for folks to send me pictures of cast-off they spy set out on the curb or left for trash. Take for instance this forlorn set destined for the dumpster. They’re obviously broken and dirty, but that looks like #trashure to me. I envision salvaged spring decor from these broken chairs. Do you see it?
However, before you question my sanity, take a look at the chairs again. What makes me see potential? I see turned legs, wooden seats, and gorgeous chair back with splats that remind me of clover. Oh, and say hi to Lily. hee hee.
Yes, I have the spring bug and have garden brain this time of year.
First, my hammer and screwdriver come out to play to take everything down to pieces. Many of you ask how I get my ideas. Well, this is one of the best ways. Seeing the parts in their basic form allows me to twist and turn them to fully let my brain wrap around what I have before me.
My focus today are those gorgeous chair backs. I’ll save the rest of the pieces for my next project. So, first, I cut the back backs off the legs. To do that I use my circular saw and make an angled cut. I need to do an angled cut because the backs taper back and I want them to rest flush.
Next, how does one connect those pieces? Well, I use my Kreg pocket hole jig to make opposing joints on each side. Then, I filled the spots with wood filler and sanded smooth.
After that, it’s time to break out my favorite new tool…the HomeRight Quick Finish Sprayer. It’s super easy to set up, use, and clean. To begin I fill the canister per manufacturer instructions. However, before I tackle my salvaged spring decor, I take a second to practice my spray flow on a piece of cardboard. Finally, it’s spray time!
Using my Small Spray Shelter, and my Quick Finish, I begin to spray. Isn’t that color perfect? Just the right spring green called Rolling Hills by Benjamin Moore. Plus, not only is the Quick Finish good for paint, but also stain and poly too.
With only one coat (because I’m after an aged appeal), I’m done!
With a bit of time-worn distressing and some free botanical prints, my thrifted spring vignette is set. In like fashion, everything here is second hand. Barn wood with antique hand-forged nails, a bit of lace, cast-off hat, a thrifted basket, and a curbside stool.
And how about those tulips? I couldn’t resist a couple dozen of them. Most important, are you getting the spring vibes yet?
In addition, I think the chair back are reminiscent of an old porch rail. I just adore old bits and baubles.
Also, if you’d like to make this part of your home story, you can find it available in my online shop.
With that, HomeRight and I want to help you have a blast with your DIY projects. We are giving away a Quick Finish Sprayer to one of you. Easy entry – just complete the widget below for as many entries as you like. Open to U.S. & Canada residents 18 years of age and older. In addition, winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Also, be sure to check your spam!
In addition, do pin and share my salvaged spring art because there are more bits and pieces just waiting to be saved from the dumpster.
Up next, I’ll sharing what I do with the rest of those broken chairs. Any guesses? SEE PART 2 HERE.