Street Finds - Wooden Chairs

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Another day, another find. This time a set of four wooden chairs. Maybe not the best colour in the world but these were in great shape. I would take these home myself but I have no more room. I'm just hoping someone is savvy enough to take them and revamp them. There are tons of ideas online on how to do just that.

Recycling old belts

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Here’s another way to recycle old belts from Kiki over at Kiki The Spunky Munky – an old aluminum lawn chair frame revitalized with belts. You could pick up inexpensive belts from junk or thrift stores or ask family and friends if they have any they no longer use. If your belts don't have enought holes, make them with hole punches.

It would make a fun Father’s Day gift!

Rescue and recycle those old chairs

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

You don't have to toss out your old chairs or spend a lot of money to recover them. Take a look at how easy it is to rescue and reuse your old seating.

Recover a Drop-in Seat 

Take a chair, any old chair that has a seat that needs replacing.  It's fairly easy to recover chairs that have removable drop-in seats. See how here.

Chair Cover Using Tea Towelling

On the other hand, to quickly freshen up an old upholstered chair, I made a removable (and washable) tie-on cover using tea towelling as the cover material. You can buy tea towelling by the yard (or metre) at fabric stores. Just slip stitch hems at both ends and add ties to the side. 

Look - A Paper Chair from Recycled Newspaper

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to recycling mundane, everyday household waste, it's a good idea to take a look at how designers view these materials--not as waste, but as potential resources for their work. Take a look at what Mario Stadelmann does with old newspapers. Like David Stovell, he creates innovative furniture by creating very sophisticated seating by recycling newspapers. The chairs he designs and makes would fit into any office environment or many homes. I want one.