Monday 15 August 2016

From Trash to Treasure

A project of two broken chair this time. These chairs had pretty front legs, the back legs were broken off as they had back legs that continued as the back of the chair making it not a very strong construction.

First I removed all the wood and seats that won't be used.

The original sides were straight but the fronts had a nice shape so I cut two pieces of wood in that same fun shape.

After having this construction clamped for a day.

I sanded it entirely and also added strengtheners to the wood and wooden lats for easier upholstering.

I then applied two layers of white paint to make the color of the entire stool equal.

And then in green and purple, which also needed to be done twice.

Painting straight stripes is a tedious thing to do but the results are always fun :)

And the result! Not what you expect from two broken chairs, isn't it?

The purple paint was chosen to match this amazing vintage embroidery. And as we both love the green-purple combo the remaining of the wood became green.

Funny enough the shape of the wood matches the shape of the embroidery (you know the shape I had cut out) which is a total happy coincidence!

The vintage embroidery is done on linen and is called 'drawn thread embroidery'.

The embroidery has not been attached to the stool as we would have had to ruin the originality of the embroidery. Another plus point is that the embroidery can be removed for dry cleaning.
The stool is available at StarHomeStudio, where you can see more pictures.


  1. Another beautiful piece. I especially love the embroidered piece.

  2. Extremely pretty once again!

  3. What to say! Girls you are great ♥

  4. It's absolutly amazing what you made of two broken chairs. And as always very colorful.

  5. It's amazing!:) you are very talented!:)

  6. Amazing project!!!! I love it!