Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Repurposed Furniture

Rescued Furniture for Yard Decor

Did you ever pass by a curbside item that you just cannot resist?  Well, those who know me often wonder...Where did you find that?...How did you get that home?  My response is:  Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  All items pictured below were rescued or gifted to me.  My friend’s often tell me that I can always find a use for their unwanted items.

Rescued, repurposed or gifted pieces for my winter garden vignette.  Gifted lamp from Kiegan, recycled wire form lamp shade, recycled yellow prisms, repurposed antique mirror from my grandma’s attic, rescued 1960s sewing table cabinet, revived vintage chair, rescued & repainted mini garden bed, blown glass Christmas garland.

Most of the items are curbside beauties rescued on different days.  Saved the pieces until the time was right.  Fall in Chicago is the perfect time for painting my larger pieces - not too hot & not too cold.

Paint is my best friend!  I found some blue & yellow paint in my garage & starting painting.  Remember to lightly sand your pieces first, I choose to hand sand versus mechanical sanding & I prefer to use “Two in One” paint with primer in it.  You can always use a separate primer, but I choose to skip the task of priming separately.  Two coats of boho chic blue paint, bold yellow paint, and a darker blue paint was applied to each piece.  Red and yellow accents were added for pops of color.  Red paint revived a bean pot lamp.  The vintage metal form lampshade was updated with yellow prisms.

In Spring, plants will be added to the garden “bed”.  I never worry about my outdoor vignette items becoming dirty, besides my multi-generational squirrels don’t seem to mind!

These bright boho chic blue furniture pieces will add visual interest in our bleak, cold Chicago winters. In spring, colorful Coleus plants will be added to the bed. Keep scrounging and always think outside the box.  Visit my shops at CasaKarmaDecor.zibbet.com & CasaKarmaDecor.etsy.com. My son, Max, is a recycling & repurposing guru, too.  Visit MaxsUniquities.etsy.com for unique man cave decor, masculine finds, repurposed items, vintage finds.

Keep scrounging,
Scrounge Hound

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