Garbage to Glam

Remember the chairs I found in the trash?

I am Wild Berry about the way they turned!
Henry and I saved these beauties from a bonfire, or worse, a life in a landfill! They were in a garbage pile up the road. I shutter at the thought of what would have happened if we hadn't shamelessly pulled up, jumped out and nabbed these perfectly useful chairs...and then dig through the trash for the missing leg.
 Henry fixed the broken leg.
Then, I got started on the makeover.
I primed them first with spray paint. I usually skip this step, because I am lazy. I thought with the dark color and wanting them to last I would take the time to assure a long life.
Wild Berry Pink Spray Paint Please! 
Considering it is made from regular old computer paper, I glued it down with Rubber Cement and painted with caution.
The stencil was strong enough for 2 chairs and lucky for me...2 chairs is what I have!
For a clear visual...
I hauled the chairs on the front steps to give the design a quick coat of clear spray paint. Then it was time to dry dry dry and back to the kitchen nook!
Breakfast is becoming better and better!

Check out other super cute ideas at:
Making the World Cuter and Sumo's Sweet Stuff and Skip to my Lou  
and The Stories of AtoZ and Faith, Dust and a Little Pixie Dust and Sugar Bee Crafts and Tip Junkie 
and Blue Cricket Design and 500 Dollar Wedding and Somewhat Simple 
and WhipperBerry and Delightful Order


  1. oh wow. this gives me a ton of inspiration. thanks for posting! I love it.

    I'm a new follower

  2. These chairs are sooo cute!! You did a great job!!

  3. Ohhh! A kindred spirit! I also pick things out of the garbage--in fact I'm working on one right now! I'm crazy about your pink color choice & the stencil makes it really awesome. Congrats.

    Warmly, Michelle

  4. PS - If you'd like to link it to my party, I'd love to feature your project later in the week.

    Michelle (again)

  5. Your chairs are amazing! Visiting from A2Z and now I'm a follower :)

  6. Michelle, Thanks for the invite. I am in!

  7. These are so fun! I love how the stencil is off center on each seat... it adds so much interest. And what a cute color!

  8. They look amazing! I love the color and that stencil is so cool. You did a great job on them.

  9. Adorable! Can I send my broken chairs to your chair doctor?

  10. your chairs turned out fANTASTIC!! i love saved furniture! we would love to have you join our link party going on NOW.

  11. Colour-colour-colour...FABULOUS!!!

  12. I love them! The stencil in particular really is what makes them special. Excellent job, you have a great eye for things with potential!

  13. I LOVE THIS!! :) I don't have a cricut/silhouette, so I'm very impressed with the computer paper stencil!! That's awesome!! Maybe you used a cutting machine to cut it out, but don't tell me... Let me think I can do that without one ;) LOL

  14. Mandalynn, I used an exact-o knife and scissors to cut it out. There is hope for cricut-less gals like us!

  15. Beautiful work! Wish I lived in an area where you could find neat things like this :D

  16. Hi, It's me again! Ha! I featured your pinkalicious chairs as one of my Fab Friday Favorites. Feel free to take a "I was featured" button.

    Warmly, Michelle

  17. I'm about to stencil the top of my console table in my front room....these CUTE chairs just gave me the motivation I needed! Thanks for posting!!


  18. They look great!! Love this!

  19. These are beautiful-love the color-I'm your newest follower from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!

  20. that's some fantastic looking chairs, you truly transformed them into something amazing!

  21. How do u use the cement glue along with ur paper stencil? Curious.... Love Love the chairs and the stenciling!!

  22. Hi There Anonymous! I just glued the stencil down to keep it in place and then peeled it up after I painted. That is the glory of rubber cement. Hope it works for you!

  23. Greetings from Abiva Publishing House, Inc.!

    Abiva is a Philippine publisher offering textbooks in basic education. One of our authors wishes to include in her Grade 1 textbook on MAPEH (particularly in the Arts section) one of the photos from the entry above, particularly the first photo (stenciled chairs). In light of this, may we respectfully request your permission to reprint the photo. We would also appreciate it if we be provided with the proper citation for the photo so that we could give you credit accordingly.

    We sincerely hope for your favorable response to our request. Please send us your reply stating your permission and/or other conditions we need to comply with.

    Thank you so much!
    Regards from the Philippines,


    1. I would be happy to discuss this further. Please use my contact tab and let me know how to reach you privately.

  24. Dear Ms. Nikki:

    Thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, I couldn't send messages using your contact tab. Is it possible if you reach me at abivabookdev@yahoo.com?

    Thank you.


  25. Gorgeous chairs! What kind of paint did you use to paint the stencil on top of the spray paint?

  26. Hi, I was wondering could I use a store bought stencil? and how did you paint it on the chairs? was it spray paint? or hand-painted? You can email me back with the response at tbaby491@yahoo.com