Thursday, July 19, 2018

We Repurposed A Small Old Wooden Chair Into A Pet Chair

We picked this chair up at an outdoor flea market back in May. It's a sturdy wooden chair that caught our attention. A day or so later, I posted a photo of the chair. A friend of mine was certain this chair was part of a chair and table set for children back in the 60's or 70's. I thought it was cool that someone recognized the chair and was able to give me a little background on it.

The chair was added to our tiny collection of items that we want to repurpose. Once our Big Bodacious Painting Project was completed and I had my new workshop, I dove into the pile of custom orders, created new DIY Dog Mom Projects, and we repurposed an old wooden mini table.

The next item in line to repurpose was this chair. Lisa wiped it down, gave it a generous coat of Kilz and then, it was time to work my magic.

When Lisa put the chair on my work table, I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with it. I had a few ideas. Maybe a Time Out chair? Maybe a rustic decorative chair? Maybe a child's chair?

How about a pet chair?

Pet. Chair.

My brain began turning like a hamster wheel.

It was the perfect size for a very small pup, kitten, or a smaller kitty.

I painted the entire chair in a rich shade of vanilla. Added a couple of handpainted decorative plaques and a pawprint.

While the paint was drying, I worked on sewing a small cushion and an extra small patchwork blanket. The finished product is absolutely adorable. If we were Cat Moms too, I probably would have kept it.

Within 24 hours, the repurposed chair sold. The woman who purchased it is getting a kitten in a couple of weeks.

Need I say more?

I really enjoyed working on this chair especially knowing a bit of the history behind it. To think it was part of a child's table and chair play set and now, decades later, the chair will be enjoyed by a sweet feline.

This is one of the many reasons why I love repurposing items. There's an abundance of beauty to be discovered when you repurpose stuff that most people would throw away.

Let's face it, as a society, we throw too much stuff away. We're wasteful.

I've got one more item in line to repurpose. Lisa has already primed it.

And, with only one item left, it's definitely time for Lisa and me to hit up some weekend yard sales.

Very soon.

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