HOW TO TURN DATED SALVAGED CHAIR BACKS INTO DIY FRAMES.
It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday and I’m thrilled you’re here! If you’re new to the #siblog, every second Tuesday I join 4 of my talented friends for a T2T party. I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to this week. But first, here’s my trashy dated chair backs that I turned into DIY Frames!
If you’ve been part of my #sifamily for the last year, you may recognize this before. These salvaged chairs have gone through a good few makeovers over the years. I’m finally using one of the last pieces of these chairs for today’s makeover.
What do you think? I know I’ve said it a thousand times, but I’m always AMAZED at what a little paint can do!
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CHAIR BACK TO FRAMES
I see dated chairs similar to this in the thrift store ALL the time. I’ve created Easy DIY Risers and Candle Holders from these exact chairs just to name a few projects, but I have to admit these frames might just be my favorite.
STEP #1:: Clean and Sand
I started by giving these chair backs a good cleaning because they were super dusty from hanging out in my paint room for over a year.
STEP #2:: Remove Nails
Originally, there were a ton of nails holding in the upholstered back. To be safe, I removed them with these needle pliers before doing any more work. This wasn’t fun. There were A LOT of nails!
STEP #3:: Fill Nail Holes and Dings
I used Dixie Belle’s Mud filler to fill in the nail holes and dings.
STEP #4:: Cut To Size
A little overkill but I had my Miter Saw out a ready to go so I used it to trim the ends and remove the dowels. A hand saw would work just as well in trimming off the ends. 🙂
STEP #5:: Prime & Paint
After sanding down the wood filler and trimming the edges to size, I sanded down the surface and applied this primer/sealer. The frames were painted in Fluff and then I dried brush the tops in Sawmill Gravy.
STEP #6:: Drill Hole On Back
For easy hanging, I drilled a hole in the back of the frame.
After finding these botanical prints in my stash, I cut them to size and attached them to the back with tape. I like that these prints are interchangeable depending on my mood or the season!
And now for some TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this talented team of ladies share… they never cease to surprise me with their creativity! Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! x
5. Salvaged Inspirations (so happy you’re here!!)
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THESE UPCYCLED DIY FRAMES… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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