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Wednesday
Aug102011

B. Inspired: Dumpster Dive

Brcye taught me how to dumpster dive and he's quite the master of it. He knows how to spot a treasure and in just 48 hours, he found some incredible items just outside his shop's back door- two chairs and a table. 

To give the table and chairs a new life, all Bryce needed was some sand paper and clear coat. 

Sanding is great as you can distress the table as much or as little as you want. Since the table was already distressed, all Bryce did was give it a consistent look throughout. Since it would be used as a table top, he added two coats of the protective finish. Less than two hours later, a new table! For the chairs, Bryce added a few screws for support where the legs met the sidebars (then covered them up with a little putty and black magic marker.) These needed just a little sanding and one clear coat and voila...

The final result is really fantastic. Bryce loves the different layers of paint found on the table- wondering all the different lives it must have had. The chairs are good quality furniture from Mexico that exude that wonderful old Mexican style. The cushions were perfect just the way they are. It's always amazing what people throw out. Thanks for the inspiration Bryce. And thank you to Meredith Gradishar of Zoom Theory Photography for the lovely pics. I think I need to do a dumpster dive of my own now... 

 

Photos: Zoom Theory Photography   Content: Sweet Peach 

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Reader Comments (1)

I want that table!!! Fantastic!

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

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