Before & After: Rachelle’s Miraculous Rescued Chair

published Jul 28, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This chair looks like it’s on its last leg. Um, literally. The leg on this chair had rusted through and the whole thing was bent out of shape. No wonder it was sitting out on the curb, waiting for the garbage collector. But wait! This chair hasn’t quite reached the end of its life just yet …

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Rachelle, from Adventures in Creating, saw this old metal chair on the curb and decided to rescue it from its garbage heap fate. She was able to bend the chair back into shape and that rusted, busted leg on the chair didn’t scare Rachelle either. She had recently gotten a new welder and recognized this as an opportunity to put it to use. So, after using a Dremel to remove the old rust from the leg, Rachelle welded it back together.

Once the chair was welded back together, Rachelle gave it a couple of coats of red spray paint (because, really, everything looks good in red!). And now she has this gorgeous vintage outdoor chair that cost next to nothing.

Check out the full post on Rachelle’s blog — Adventures in Creating: Vintage Chair Rescue.