Friday, January 11, 2013

The Most Amazing Roadside Rescue

On a beautiful day this past fall, my Mom & I were on our way back from a delivery to Sassy Fabrics, when we spotted the most amazing chair just sitting there on the curb in the middle of someones yard.  It was obviously set out to the road.  My Mom & I spotted it at the same time & immediately whipped the truck around & gunned it. There was another woman slowing down in her car who had just past this "most amazing chair", & she was putting it in park & walking towards it. Needless to say, I beat her to it. Sometimes you just want it more then the next guy. Here is a before picture of this "most amazing chair":
Poor baby right after surgery..

You could tell that someone was just driving to fast & lost this chair out of the back of their truck. Can you imagine their surprise when they realized they had lost this beautiful chair? I assume a very nice person picked it up off the road & placed it in the yard (near the curb) of the house we found it sitting. Thank you kind stranger, you totally made our day!

Once we got her home I assessed the damage. Poor baby had road rash & some fine hair line cracks. Nothing we couldn't repair.  This chair is sooo heavy, but incredibly sturdy. After cleaning her up, sanding, gluing & patching we were ready for paint.

With all that great detail I wanted to do a light color that would really show it off.  We chose Old White. After a couple of coats, we gave it a coat of clear wax, then I used the dark wax in all the beautiful details. What a difference that made. Take a look!

Feathers or Fronds?
Beautiful chunky legs!
 I added a graphic to the cushion from The Graphics Fairy (my favorite graphic site ever!).  I used drop cloth fabric (also my favorite fabric for upholstery).

I love this extra large seat.

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc, MI
These pictures just don't do this Amazing Chair justice. It is so beautiful in person. I'm sure it will find a loving home very soon. So, that is my story about the "Most Amazing Roadside Rescue".

I wish you all Happy & Prosperous Rescues! Thanks for stopping by & Have a Great Weekend!! Dee


  1. Lovely legs on that lucky lady. So glad you rescued her.

  2. i love this beauty in white!

    hope you'll stop over soon--we'd love to have you.


  3. Now you are one lucky gal...this chair is just full of charm. Stop by and enter my MMS milk paint giveaway.


  4. What an amazing find! It turned out beautifully :-)

  5. Great find--so lovely! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. What an amazing find and beautiful transformation Dee!!!!

  7. Oh you hit jackpot! Beautiful transformation.

    I'm having a TWITTER Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Twitter. If you don't have Twitter it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

  8. LOL, I've done that, too - kind of edged someone out so I would get to a curbside piece first. Awesome find, lovely job!

  9. What a beautiful chair! It turned out gorgeous! Found you through Roadkill Rescue! I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  10. New follower via Roadkill Rescue. I am so in love with the chair. Really like the "white" theme. I am sure someone is really unhappy they have lost such a cool chair. They probably had no idea how stylish it could become with a little paint. :)

  11. Would you please tell me how you added the gaphic? Love the chair!