My First Junk Chair

December 11th, 2011 in member junk     
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My First Junk Chair Project

My First Junk Chair Project

Photo: Sherri Spear

As I was looking through the junk I've posted, I realized that I didn't post a photo of the story I told in my profile about my first junk chair.  Well, here it is.  I'm glad I still have a photo record since the chair was purchased by a lovely couple in Paso Robles who placed it by the fireplace in their B&B.  My remodeling contractor had it in the back of his truck on the way to the dump.  I asked him about it and he said it was the chair his wife nursed his children in but they had no use for it anymore.  I couldn't stand the thought of what would be such a sentimental piece to me...going to the dump!  He said I could have it and so I painted and distressed it then made new cushions from scraps of fabric I pieced into a harlequin pattern.  This "scrapwork and leopard with loop trim" became a signature look for me for a long time.  There are quite a few vanity seats, chairs, footstools, and pillows roaming the countryside....

Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, furniture, funky, country, whimsical, fabric, paint

Comments (3)

clarerose writes: Love it :)
Posted: 4:46 am on January 20th
gadgetsponge writes: You can't beat FREE. I really like the harlequin pattern you produced. Such an interesting look and the dark paint allows all the colors to really pop. Nice! Posted: 7:23 pm on December 13th
Porchman writes: That IS a beautiful chair! And to think it was headed for the dump! The harlequin pattern is really nice. Posted: 6:01 pm on December 11th
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