Curb Side Trash to MCM Treasure
Curb side finds can be amazing but sometimes you have to look hard for the potential. These chairs had great curves and a solid structure – definitely worth saving. Here's how I rescued these chairs from the trash and gave them new life.
I starting by taking the bottoms and backs off the chairs and removing the existing upholstery and padding. I used pliers and a flat head screw driver to remove each staple. This can be tricky and time consuming but stay with it!
I gave the frames a light sanding with 220 grit sand paper and cleaned them with a degreaser. I used TSP.
Looking better already!
I primed and painted each chair. I used a flat black but ended up needing a top coat to prevent chipping so they have a bit of a sheen.
I decided to leave the back of the chairs open and only replace the seats.
I used 1 ½” padding and cut it to fit the shape of the seat backing. I added a thin layer of batting and used a spray adhesive to hold it in place. Leave extra to wrap around the sides and adhere to the bottom.
I saved the original upholstery to use as a template and cut my fabric to size. Using a staple gun, I worked my way around the edges to attach the new fabric.
All that was left was to reattach the seats with the original screws and brackets that I saved.
I love how these turned out – you would never know they were headed to the trash.