i'm amazed at what gems people leave next to the dumpster. seriously, when i took the trash out the other day and saw two chairs that looked like this, i knew i needed to take them home with me. about an hour and 2 cans of 97 cent black glossy spray paint from Home Depot later, we went from this....to this.
i'm so pleased!
Connor helped me with them too taking the seat cushions off with the cordless screw driver. He really did it mostly on his own, with a little help from Mom and a lot of, "No, no, no, I do it" from Connor.
we then moved the chairs to the grassy area behind our apartment and he and i spray painted while Kylene was strapped into her trusty umbrella stroller to observe it all. {don't worry, she was only in there for about 10 min before she laid down for a nap. didn't want you to think i would keep here in there for an hour.}:)
so far, Connor's never been one to ham it up in front of the camera, but this photo shoot proved differently. i kept on trying to take a picture of the chair but he kept jumping in and thinking it was hilarious. well, and honestly, it was. he makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes but i mostly want to squeeze and tickle him all over.

don't worry, Kylene was part of all the action too.:)

man, can't wait to see what else is going to show up in the dumpster around here.
{p.s. i told Byron i think we're some of the "greenest" people i know. when you walk about our apartment and see how much stuff we've repainted and spruced up that was on it's way to the garbage, i know mother nature thanks us.}


Handi Andi said...

Seriously? Who would throw those away? and you ROCK for painting them black. I love them, and I love dumpster diving. Love it. I am so proud of you for snatching them up.

Ash & Jon said...

the chairs seriously look awesome! Way to go, K!

Jill said...

We, too, are quite green. I think the total we paid for all of the furniture in our 4 bedroom house is about $110.

Those chairs look great!

Prouses said...

Nicely done!!!

Angela Okada said...

The chairs look great!!! Your kiddos are sooo cute!

Kate said...

Good job Kristi! You are awesome!

Geoff and Janene said...

What a difference! And what is with people just throwing away perfectly good stuff? No imaginations I guess. They look awesome. Free stuff you can refurbish is the best!

Greg and Tammy said...

WOW! I am really impressed with your recycling program in the Kubik household. Very cute chairs!