My latest dive into a dumpster
yielded an antique chair and an injury...
I saw the chair leg with the rusty castor at the top
of the dumpster from across the parking lot!
I climbed up the ladder on the outside of the dumpster
and proceeded to try and lift out the broken chair.
The chair was perfect... rusty springs, carved legs, a
gorgeous chair back... I had to have it.
Only problem is that I forget sometimes that I am
not a kid anymore... I leaned over the dumpster, grabbed
the chair and started to pull....
The only thing that gave way was me.
I pulled a muscle in my rib cage in the process and let me tell you... it hurts like heck!
But believe it or not, you can bet I got that chair!!!
The rusty springs were the first things I used in a project...
I had them cut in half by a neighbor with some
awesome tools in his garage.
I painted several small terra cotta pots and
attached them to the top of the springs using E6000 glue.
A little Spanish moss and a stencil
and these little pots are ready for action!
They are the perfect little planter
for the succulents I'm growing from
the instructions in the April edition of
Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
Stay tuned for more projects using the rest of
the infamous antique dumpster chair....
Don't you hate it when you find out the
hard way that you are no longer
as agile as you once were!