Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Yesterday I shared my spring porch decorations and promised to tell you about the roadside redo chair I used. Here she is!

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Does anyone recognize the before pic? You’ve see my trashy little chair before HERE, holding a bucket of Christmas goodies.

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

I decided since she was playing the lead role this time she deserved some paint. I primed first then put on two coats of black leftover from our DIY window boxes. (NOTE: I got this paint for free during a promotional thing Ace Hardware was running a while back. The problem is they were only giving away flat sheen which is horrible for exterior applications. I plan to go back and buy a quart in semi-gloss soon so I can recoat everything in something more cleanable.)

Next Josh built a new seat out of some scrap cedar we had in the garage.

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

A little more paint.

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

And she was ready for her costume pillow.

This pillow is nothing fancy – just a square stuffed with fluff – but the fabric makes me so happy! I bought it at Jo-Ann’s for 50% off and I’m pretty sure I’ll be going back to get more. To save some fabric and money I decided to take apart an outdoor pillow I already had and use the scraps to put this new one together. The red color was a great match for the back and I was able to reuse the stuffing too. Win-win.

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Did you notice my fancy ties? Those were Josh’s idea and they’re perfect to hold my masterpiece down during our Chicagoland wind storms. I would love to show you how I made them but I neglected to take any pics. (Sad trombone here.) Maybe next time I’ll remember.

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Roadside Redo: Little Black Chair All Dressed Up For Spring | laughingabi.com

Isn’t she lovely? I’m so happy when I can repurpose something that was on it’s way to the landfill. Have you saved anything lately and turned it into a star?

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