Keep the One You Love

Here’s what happens when you decide to refurbish something to donate for a good cause, but you use materials and colors that you like:  it ends up staying home, and you have to scramble to find something else to donate!

Several years ago, our neighbors gave us a set of well-used solid oak pub chairs that they had found beside a dumpster behind the locally famous Manuel’s Tavern in the Poncey-Highland area of Atlanta.  Last year we resurrected one of them to donate to a fund-raiser for the Furniture Bank of Atlanta.  This month we resurrected one to donate to a fund-raiser at ART Station in Stone Mountain.  I selected the stain (red oak) and the fabrics (fall colors) to coordinate.

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My husband stripped, scrubbed, sanded, and stained the chair in preparation.

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I glued on the fabric strips, and then he applied three coats of satin varnish.

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Unfortunately, though, I chose colors that go beautifully in our little home, and now I can’t part with the chair!  Sorry ART Station, but this chair stays with us.

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Lesson learned.

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One thought on “Keep the One You Love

  1. Saundra

    Too cute! And interesting instructions and pictures. You describe a creative partnership with your husband and an eye for color.

    Reply

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