Curb Sale Directors Chairs

There are few things that I love more than finding something on the side of the road. These are what I call my curb sale items. Since the beginning of this blog, one of my categories has been “Curb Sale Items,” and I have featured many things that I found in the trash. You can find these posts by going to the Category pull down menu on the right side of this page. One of my all-time favorite blogs is Things I Find In The Trash. Because I have so much fun trash-picking myself and would like to encourage more people to do so, saving as much as possible from unnecessarily entering the landfill, I am going to start posting more of the things that I, or Douglas, find in the trash.

The first item featured are these directors chairs that Douglas found in June.

Directors chairs found in trash

They are in perfect condition. There only flaw at the time that he found them is that the fabric was dirty. Thankfully, it was easy to remove and the dirt came out easily when I put it in the washing machine. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of them in their newly pristine condition. I am a bad blogger. Terrible. You will just have to trust me; they look good.

Directors chairs found in trash

My favorite thing about these chairs is that they fold down so flat, making them easy to store. This is the only way that they are even able to fit in our shed right now. The place is overflowing with “treasures.”

Directors chairs found in trash

So, now I have to decide what to do with them. I have considered making new seat bottoms and backs, since I am not fond of the color even though the fabric is now clean and in good condition. They would also be really easy to paint. However, our basement and shed are already overflowing and we do not really NEED these chairs. Should I sell them on Craigslist? Refinish them and then sell them? Refinish them and then keep them? What do you think I should do with these chairs?

Directors chairs found in trash

Happy Homemaking!

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I am a teacher, traveler, artist, writer, homemaker and a whole lot more. In January 2009, I bought the Cape of Dreams. It was the second house that I had ever owned, but it was the first that I bought by myself. I now live in the house with my husband Douglas, our dog Kahlua, and Crème de Menthe, the cat. Because, what life is complete without a little Kahlua and Cream? I love arts and crafts of all kinds, and I refinish furniture as well. We are slowly redoing our entire house. You can read about my projects on my blog

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12 comments on “Curb Sale Directors Chairs
  1. Stacey says:

    I have found some AMAZING THINGS in the trash/side of the road. We break for “treasures”!
    These are great, Jessica. I bet they cleaned up beautifully. Richie would tell you that I need one of these because I like to be “the director”. No, dude… I’m the BOSS! (kidding!)
    Great post!

    • Trash picking is fun! The best part is that I now have Douglas doing it too. He was a little disturbed by the idea when we first got together. Now he is pulling more out of the trash than I am!

      I wish I could bring you one. Austin is a little far.

  2. tess says:

    only you can decide need, hoard, or release 😉

    If the color needs changing you can dye (if fabric is cotton), great way to refresh fabric so that it is to your liking

  3. Tanya says:

    Hi Jessica, I’m enjoying your blog, just as Doug thought!
    I think you should paint them a vibrant, autumn orange or a vivid turquoise. Those colors should complement the brown fabric. Hard to see the color, though: if it’s too pale a brown, those colors will look oddly overpowering.

    • Thank you, Tanya! I enjoyed reading what you had written as well.

      The color is actually more of a burnt orange. It is not my favorite color, maybe because I went to the University of Oklahoma and our rivals were UTexas. 🙂 I wonder if I could die the fabric brown and paint the chairs a fun autumn color?

  4. I vote to keep them! I think they are perfect for when we our outside entertaining. Much better than the ‘camp/beach’ folding chairs we often use. I like Tanya’s (even though material is a faded red, not brown, ez fix) and Tess’ ideas!

  5. D'Arcy H says:

    Definitely keep ’em! Dye the fabric something dark and paint the frames something glossy and bright!

  6. EveyBM says:

    I am thinking tart em up, and then decide…I have been scoring some great stuff too, not much free yet, but cheap, so will be gussying them up very soon…! And then if something better comes along, I will pass them on to a new lucky owner…soo excited to get started!

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