Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dumpster Dive Retro Lawn Chair


I found two retro lawn chairs at a yard sale ~
but I was not quick enough and some other person
elbowed me out and bought them.

I was disappointed, but my hubby came to my rescue!
He saw two similar chairs that someone was
tossing out ...
and he picked them up and brought them home!



I managed to finish one. I still have the other one to
clean, sand and paint. I went with a celery green to carry out the
retro look, and I have some bark cloth fabric that has a
Florida appeal. All I need now is warm weather,
and a tropical drink with a little umbrella, but ...



Then again I might change my mind and paint them red!

I am joining
and
Carrie for Amaze Me Monday

Bentley ~ we are so lucky. Your Daddy is always
thinking about us!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

31 comments:

  1. yahoo good going hubby. See it was meant for you to have those chairs. I love that color my husband pulled one out of the dump metal pile today but it was so badly mangled we couldn't save it.
    Cathy

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  2. Your Hubby is a keeper!! What a find and I love the color. Is that beautiful retro fabric Barkcloth..how perfect.

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  3. Lovin' that great celery color Susan! Of course red is just perfect too:@)

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  4. Great score by your hubby!! I love the celery color! Beautiful!!!

    Pam

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  5. Wow... love you new chairs! When I was a little girl I used to sit outside on my grandparents front porch in chairs just like these! What great memories!
    Dee Dee

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  6. The chairs are definitely a "find"......so cute and vintage! I have always liked the style and shape of these lawn chairs.

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  7. You have your husband trained well! :-) I really like the way the green looks with the barkcloth!

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  8. I love the one that my husband and I found curbside and promptly put in the back of our convertible!! Mine when mellow yellow

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  9. My kind of guy!Turned out great and I love the color.

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  10. Great find hubby !
    Love the colors, so clean and neat.
    My daughter found a wonderful old piece today, thrown away and now loved.
    ~Jo

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  11. LURVE that green! Almost makes me wish for summer. (But not really - way tooooooo hot here in the summer.)

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  12. Love the chairs! Our cottage chairs came out of someone's garbage! Hubby pulled them out for me. We love them! I painted them and reupholstered the seats too!

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  13. Oh Susan, your new old chairs just SCREAM northwoods lake cottage - - - only folks there SIT in 'em and don't PLANT in 'em.

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  14. Do it! Change your mind and paint them red! I love red. ;P

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  15. Such a gorgeous chair and I LOVE that fabric! I would stick with the green colour myself. So very pretty!

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  16. Oh love how the chair turned out! These chairs bring me back to my childhood...our elderly neighbors had a few & I always remember sitting on them in their yard.

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  17. Oh! My I have experienced aggressive garage sale shoppers. I had one woman claim to want to buy something I had in my hands and that my husband was paying for! What a triumph for you and a dear husband to have found these!
    The color choice is perfect!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  18. Wow, what a sweet hubby and what beautiful chairs, I cannot believe someone would throw them away these are going for a pretty penny at the antique booths in my area!! Good for you turning trash into a treasure, your pictures are lovely

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  19. Great score by your husband! I love that style of chair.

    xo
    Claudia

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  20. I love your chair. The green color is wonderful!!

    Have a great week!

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  21. Love the chair, it is so retro and the color is perfect!
    Tina xo

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  22. You did a really great job! Thank you for sharing this at Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  23. I love those chairs, lots of childhood memories...Hubby must have scored a lot of points..lol...

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  24. Lucky you! Those chairs are great. And you've painted them the perfect shade of green, too!

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  25. Oh SUSAN! What a find... :-) And, I think your chairs are so much more special than the ones you missed out on.... Having your darling Hubby pick some up for you is so sweet and dear. They are soooo cute!

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  26. I sure love me some dumpster diving. Good score here Susan. Love the fresh color too!~

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  27. I want chairs like those....my Grandparents had orange ones. Great job!

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  28. What a fabulous find and I love the color you chose to paint them! Of course, red would be nice too ;o)

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  29. What a great find and I love the way you refinished this sweet chair!! My parent's had 2 of these chairs. How I wish I had them now!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  30. What a Great Hubby you have-he supports your interests! Great find & I like the Green color.

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