One of my favorite activities on Sunday night is to drive around town and see if anyone is getting rid of anything good. I don't do it every Sunday, but if we are driving around doing errands I always sneak a peak and see what my neighbors are tossing to the curb.
Last Sunday I found a chair that looked like it had seen better days. First off it was covered in wet dirt, then it was full of rust spots and it was a bit wobbly, but I saw potential and it came home with me.
Here are the steps we took when we came home to get it picture perfect:
1. We cleaned it off with Ajax. It helped remove alot of the rust stains.
2. We then sanded the chair to get it primed for spray paint. We also used the sandpaper to get rid of the rust stains on the metal legs.
3. Since it was windy outside we didn't want to spray paint the chair outdoors and have dust particles or dirt get stuck in the paint. We took some plastic tarps we already had and tented up an area in our basement shop area and we were ready to spray without covering the whole room in white!
4. We then used 1 can of Rustoleum white spray paint. In between coats of spray paint we would check it see if areas needed more sanding to get an even coat.
5. Voila! That's it. It was a super easy project. Especially for me, because all the "we's" I wrote about were actually my hubby. It was done rather quickly and for only around $5-$10 bucks depending on what supplies you already own. I now have a new chair that I love, but I still need to find a permanent space for it in my home.
Here is a close up shot:
I didn't have any luck yesterday in finding any treasures, but as the weather continues to get nicer and more people start getting into spring cleaning mode I'm sure there will be more items that I will being doing a quick drive-by in order to pick it up without drawing too much attention to myself.
Do any of the items in your house have the same story of my chair? Take a seat and share.