Category Archives: Repurposed/Restored

Upcycled Chandy


Upcycled Yard Sale Find

The weather on Friday was perfect to spend the morning browsing local yard sales. I thought I was looking for candle holders but when I found this little beauty for $5 I knew I wanted it! It was battered and needed lots of TLC (sorry I don’t have a before picture, the Truck Driver had it taken apart and primed before I could grab the camera) which it got. After the Truck Driver took it apart to check for faulty wiring (which he found) and to give it a light sanding and some a bath with TSP, I grabbed the spray paint and gave it a new outlook on life! New wiring, new chain, electric box for hanging, and paint, total cost $20! We installed it above our repurposed dinett set (see below) that made its debut on our side porch last week. We love the look. Yard Sales ROCK!

Looking Good!


Restored for outdoor dining


Repurposed Dinette Set

I have been working on an oak table and 4 chairs that I purchased from a thrift shop and a resale shop last month. The $10 table came with medal legs that at first looked so out-of-place with the table, but after some sanding and epoxy paint they looked great. The table got a good sanding and 3 coats of exterior house paint. I chose sandpaper for the color in an eggshell finish. The $2.50 (each) ladder back chairs were in a natural finish and needed a good cleaning with TSP. After drying they were lightly sanded and painted with spray paint, in turquoise.  The chair seats were recovered with a remnant fabric I had saved from a previous project that I did in 2009. The wheat back chairs were in my garage just waiting to be used again after several years of being in storage. They were also cleaned with TSP to remove layers of furniture polish and then sprayed with the turquoise paint. The entire project cost about $45 and will be a great addition to our porch for outdoor dining. The items on the table were also thrift store finds. I love the cow weathervane! ❤