Robbie Corey
Robbie Corey
  • Hometalker
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

Discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful Mother-in-law.


A child's bench left next to the road for trash, I saw potential.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
It was missing a arm, the wicker seat was trashed and the countless coats of paint were peeling away.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
Started by taking the wicker bench out and discarded it.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
Then the tedious process of getting rid of paint. I figured let's go natural, I see a lot of posts that dislike painting real wood.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
Then traced and cut a replacement arm from some scrap that I had in my garage.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
Couldn't think of a easy way to strip the back dowels so I decided on paint. The rest is a mahogany gel stain by minwax.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
And the finish product, a metallic sea foam paint on the dowels and a fabric seat to match. My mother in law should love it.
discarded treasure renewed for my wonderful mother in law, painted furniture
This is 3rd piece I have saved from the trash and with a little elbow grease and some inspiration trash can become a treasure.

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