Time to show you what I did with those old chairs I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
Chair Back Snowman Family (Chair 1)
Chair Back Snowman Family (Chair 2)
They were chairs I salvaged from “The House”.
They were too rickety to actually be used as chairs, but I loved the spindles and their back story, so I just had to come up with something that would allow them to give a few more years of enjoyment.
I used a jigsaw to cut across the seat. The glue that held the legs in was pretty much gone, or was just a powdery consistency. It took no effort to simply pull the legs out.
The chair with the “solid” seat was cracked. It must have been that way for years, because someone had attached a board across the seat on the bottom to keep the split together. Since this board kinda created legs to one edge of the cut seat, I added another board to prevent the chair back from tipping over.
The other chair back needed no alterations. I was ready to craft.
I painted both chair backs using off white wall paint that I had picked up at a yard sale for next to nothing. Since the wood was pretty old, it soaked it up pretty good. A few coats were necessary.
The inner spindles became the snowmen. The amount of spindles inside the chair back frame determined how many snowmen were in the family.
I added pine garland around the frame…
…and scarves around the snowman necks.
So, are you inspired to go dumpster diving?