I woke up yesterday morning on a mission.
I was going to march straight out to my workshop, grab the first piece of junk I laid eyes on, and do something amazing with it.
I wouldn’t look at Facebook or check my email first.
Junk first – Facebook later.
That WAS the plan…
I walked out to the junk pile setting outside my workshop, and the first thing I laid eyes on was this child-size metal folding chair.
I’ve done a folding chair project in the past (seen here), and it turned out pretty darn awesome, if I do say so, so I was certain I could come up with a idea for this one too.
I carried it in the house and studied it.
I studied it some more.
And some more.
Studying has never been my strong point. … Just ask my mom, or any teacher I ever had.
Hmm…maybe I should just paint it first, and an idea would come to me in the process.
It looked better, but I still couldn’t decide what to do with it.
I opened the folding chair, and closed the folding chair, I held it sideways, and upside down, and still no ideas.
I decided to make a quick run to Hobby Lobby, thinking if I wandered up and down isles full of inspiration, I’d come up with something.
And wander I did.
Two hours and $35 later, I walked out of the store with 3 stencils, chunky wooden clothes pins, magnets, washi tape, and a boatload of scrapbook paper.
When I got back home and unloaded my purchases, I felt so ridiculous.
I couldn’t believe I’d just spent $35 trying to repurpose a $2 flea market folding chair.
So, I put everything back in the bag, intending to return it all, but I decided to keep this stencil.
It reminded me of the rusty old bike I gave a makeover, and it was the right size for the chair seat. 🙂
I taped that baby on the seat and painted over it with the chalky paint I introduced you to here.
Is that cute, or what?!
But now what? I had a metal folding chair with a bike painted on it, but I like my decor to serve a purpose, not just look cute.
Back to the junk pile I went, where I found an old bread pan.
I attached it to the bottom of the folding chair, and PRESTO!
A folding chair wall bin!
Gee… that was easy, wasn’t it? 🙂
Facebook, here I come!
Vaya con Dios,