I always love a good "trash turned treasure" story, don't you?
Enter, the junk pile chairs.
My father-in-law has a farm with his siblings not far from us. As with all farms, there are lot of random buildings filled with a lot of random stuff. A few months back they were cleaning out one of those buildings (I'll call it a treasure box) and my husband and I grabbed these chairs out of the dump pile.
They were wet, and pretty beat up, but the potential was totally there for something amazing.
So, we enlisted the help of a family friend who is a master wood worker to fill in the gaps, and sand down the wood.
We followed it up with a good coat of Minwax Dark Walnut Stain, left over from the coffee table, and finished them off with some lacquer, to protect from our children, and their toys.
They turned out even better than we had hoped. The combination of the metal with the wood is so industrial-chic (is that a real thing?), and I feel like we have two designer chairs sitting in our living room now. There are so many interesting details to these chairs that make them so appealing, like how the front two legs are wood, but the back two are metal.
We're happy with how they turned out, PLUS... they are actually super comfortable to sit in! Bonus!
One man's junk... ha! Our treasure!