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Curbside Find: Stainless Steel Table : Part 1

I’ve decided on a weekly post that will be appropriately named Curbside Find. Especially since I am the queen of curbside finds in my neighborhood. My husband and my children are not especially proud of this little quirk of mine. But they do know that at any given time while driving around my tires may come to a screeching halt if some treasure happens to come into view on the edge of the curb in the distance.

Last week while on a date no less with my hubs we happened to come across a silvery glow at the side of the curb along with a pile of old mattresses. Now I’m not that bad as to get some old dusty mattresses but any sort of table or chair is usually going to end up in the back of the Burb no matter how old or dusty.

Alas we came across a stainless steel commercial kitchen table that prolly long ago looked something like this….

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Now it doesn’t look so pretty and shiny. But it does have some wonderful rust on the bottom shelf and I think it adds to the charm of it. Of course you may think what will I do with it? Well….I have a few ideas….

Check back tomorrow for Curbside Find Make-over Part II!

Be Blessed,

Reupholstered Chair Part III

I can say that I’ve finished it and I am glad! Now I know why reupholstery costs so much! It is a lot of hard work. So let’s have a looksie shall we?

Before

Add a little of this in French Gray

I dry brushed over it with Old White

After

Overall I’m very happy with how she turned out. I can say that I would love to get a pneumatic staple gun and I did go to Home Depot to check them out but they were $100+ and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to invest that sort of cash as I don’t know that I would reupholster enough furniture to make up for the cost. The hardest part, surprisingly, was tearing out all of the gazillion staples. The 2nd hardest part was restapling the canvas to the chair. My stapler is sort of clunky and didn’t fit into the little knooks and crannies. I also learned how to make double welting for this project which is super exciting for a nonsewer like me. My favorite part was the paint, probably because it took about 1/2 hour to paint and literally no time at all to dry brush. This was a super fun project and the best part was that she was a curbside pickup! Woot woot!

Let’s take another gander shall we? I know I’m corny, try explaining to your 5 year old what gander means.

Sweet!

Guess I shoulda’ bought that pnuematic reupholster stapler, this is my next project that I picked up a garage sale Saturday morning. The lady who I bought her from said she sat in her bedroom for a year like this. It looks like she has been reupholstered several times and is a little sad looking. Tufting anyone?

Bless, Lisa

I am linking up to

Reupholstered Canvas French Chair

Ok so my chair isn’t French nor is it reupholstered…..yet. But with a little help from this lovely ladies tutorials Miss Mustard Seed and a little courage I’m going to try. Here are a few inspirational pics…

Image La Bella

                                                               

Image – La Bella
Image – Navy Bean

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God Bless,

xoxo  Lisa