Finished Funky Chair


Just 2 short weeks ago I shared my plans to turn a give-away chair into a "funky" master piece. I had a vision, but knew I tend to procrastinate on these types of projects. I decided if I announced my intentions here, I'd feel compelled to complete the project in a timely fashion. And, tah dah, it worked! Tim and I got it done.

I suspect this is going to be a chair that you are either going to love or hate! Don't think you can go middle ground on this one! Yes, it is wild and crazy. Yes, it is funky. And, yes, it is different than anything else I have in the house, BUT I LOVE IT!

Last week I shared our Getting Started. We took off the seat, cleaned the chair, filled holes, and sanded. We then primed the wood, getting it ready for painting. Then, the HARD part... reupholstering the chair. Yikes! THAT was a project. You can read more about that HERE.

This week, I painted the chair. I began by painting...Read more

Future Funky Chair

I do not collect antiques, but I love the occasional discarded "find". Like the other day... Tim and I were driving down the road, and I yelled "Tim, Stop". Okay, I didn't YELL stop, but I did say it with enough exuberance to make him think that if he didn't, something cataclysmically bad might happen.

Looking around for a potential threat, he saw none.

After I instructed him to back up, he finally perceived the danger... a lone chair at the end of a driveway with a sign on it that said, FREE.

Tim: And what are you going to do with that?

Me: I don't know... give it a funky paint job???

Tim: Like the other chairs you've had me stop and pick up?

Okay, so I have a history. A history of seeing some piece of furniture at the end of a driveway, with the almost intoxicating lure of FREE tacked to it. I freely admit, I have delusions of grandeur. I WANT to transform someone's "junk" into a valuable piece, but I have a harder time following through with my plans. Often, what happens, (btw... not ALWAYS) the reclaimed item sits in our garage for, oh... 1 -...Read more