Chair for Charity Creation

by Jasmin
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.
A cutie little before and after comparison
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
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  • Wal9665202 Wal9665202 on Apr 06, 2017
    what kind of outdoor varnish did u use?

  • Pink Pink on Oct 02, 2017

  • Equ13024608 Equ13024608 on Oct 17, 2017
    I like this very much and I have an old chair similar to yours. Did your friend paint free-hand the word Welcome or is it from a stencil?
    Love the simplicity of it..!!

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