Junk Yard Step Chair Redo

October 11th, 2014 in member junk     
redoityourself redoityourself, member
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I attached the seat and backrest in place then added worn leather belts for a more distressed look.
Junk yard step chair in its original condition.
I cleaned and sanded the rust off. 
Then painted the chair, and sanded some areas to distress it. Allowing some of the bare metal to show through. Then clear coated for protection. 
I upholstered the seat and backrest with a $4 thrift store pleather skirt and foam from another project.
I attached the seat and backrest in place then added worn leather belts for a more distressed look.

I attached the seat and backrest in place then added worn leather belts for a more distressed look.

Photo: Robin Redo It

A charred and rusted junk yard find ends up upcycled and a cherished industrial piece.

Step Chair: free. 

Pleather Skirt for Upholstery: $4. 

Paint, foam and clear coat:$0 stocked in workshop. 

Total for project: $11 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, furniture, textile, paint

Comments (3)

gadgetsponge writes: Great work! You had a lot of work to do on this one and look how great it turned out! Posted: 7:25 am on October 18th
redoityourself writes: Thank you! I used memory foam for the seat for extra cushioning. It's comfortable for sitting work. Posted: 2:51 pm on October 13th
MakinItHappen writes: I love it when someone saves a piece that looks hopeless. This one looks comfy and inviting now! Posted: 5:42 am on October 13th
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