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Chair for Charity Creation

Here she is! All done! The old chair that's been sitting in my basement for two years - add some paint and exterior clear coat, a few bits n bobs and you have yourself a fab little welcoming centre good for all seasons. Swap the plants out for hardy greens or ivys in the summer months and it's just a fun little piece! Kids Campaign for the local YMCA. Local businesses sponsor a chair to be re-purposed or revamped, then they are auctioned off to the public to help fund the program. Brilliant fun idea. This is my donation this year. For non stop repurposing fun and ideas, follow here and over at facebook. www.facebook.com/gypsybarn
Difficulty: Medium
It is a great fit for Christmas time - however - simply remove the bow and pointsettia and replace with a nice fern or ivy for the summer months!
The before. If it looks familiar - that's because it was part of the set that made the white triplets bench I did ummmmm 2 years ago? Wow. Ya. It's been sitting in my basement for 2 years ( *cough junk hoarder cough*)
Missing the seat on it - so I simply cut this out of some plywood and created the hole to be able to sink other plants into for future use.
We wrapped the base of the chair in a burlap skirt and added some tacs and Vickie painted a little Welcome sign on it to add to the charm of the front door fru fruification! FAB!
I sunk an old burlap bag into the hole and secured it with some nails, glue and a rope to clean up the edges a little. Then called my gal pal Vickie to work her fru fru-i-fying magic on the centre piece.
Some burlap bling! Ya. That's a thing! Burlap can be blingy too y'know haha
  • Karen Epps
    Karen Epps Springfield, MO
    on Dec 5, 2013

    oh i love it

  • Chris Fuller
    Chris Fuller Lake Orion, MI
    on Dec 5, 2013

    Super sweet! Excellent job!

  • Lynda
    Lynda Gaffney, SC
    on Dec 5, 2013

    I'd certainly try to purchase it! Very nice.....

  • Eileen Blass
    Eileen Blass Catawissa, PA
    on Dec 5, 2013

    Nice I like!

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis Bellefonte, PA
    on Dec 5, 2013

    I have some chairs to refinish and I was curious how you did yours. Did you strip it or paint over the stain/varnish?

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