Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I found out that this month's BBArtisans challenge from Antiquity Travelers is Something Old, Something New meaning to take an old item and make it new again.  Since Mommy walks through a thrift shop and sees dirty, old things instead of hidden treasures, I knew I had to help her out.  To make it a real challenge I sent her out to one of those thrift shops with a $15 budget...
She came home with a chair missing its seat.  Boy, $15 doesn't buy much these days!
Angel didn't think I could come up with anything to make this chair new again but I had an idea...
I sent Mommy outside with it to prime it...
And then paint it sunny yellow.  Looks better already if I say so myself but it's still missing something...
I know what it's missing!  A flower pot to fit in the hole!  Packing peanuts are in the bottom for drainage and to make it not so heavy...
After flowers were planted in the pot, she put it out on the deck where I think it looks pretty good...
The total cost of this chair makeover was about $32 including the chair, yellow spray paint, flower pot and flowers since she had the primer already.  Of course my helping with the idea was priceless!  What would she do without me?

Have you ever helped make something old new again?

Hope you have a cheery Tortie Tuesday!
Isabella

32 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said... June 25, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Wow, that chair made an awesome planter! But why, after all your help, Isabella, didn't your human use it for catnip?

P.S. My human is way better at taking new things and making them look old!

The Furries of Whisppy said... June 25, 2013 at 2:58 AM

That's really pretty! Your idea was brilliant, Isabella!
You know our catio? Well, lots of the stuff in there are actually from *old* things. Stuff Grandma was happy to help Grandpa turn into our catio. MOL.

Marg said... June 25, 2013 at 3:53 AM

That is really nice. I love that. What a good job your Mom did Isabella and Angel. Isabella,you were too cute sitting in a chair with no seat. Have a great day.

Duni said... June 25, 2013 at 5:31 AM

What a great chair makeover! Flowers in the chair - how ingenious :)
It looks very pretty. Nice take on this challenge :)

Fuzzy Tales said... June 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Our human has tried to remake things, but has totally failed. She's hopeless.

We LOVE this chair makeover! Did your mom use a spray primer and paint or did she use roller/brush? Just curious and wondering if one or the other would make a difference!

Eyelah said... June 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Do they start getting curious about anything new in the house? I think the chair as a planter is a great idea. Very unique.

Splendid Little Stars said... June 25, 2013 at 7:08 AM

She would not have nearly the number of great ideas or be able to get as much stuff done without you!
That's a beautiful chair, Isabella!

Patty Woodland said... June 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Brilliant! And very pretty

Sandee said... June 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

You are brilliant Isabella and the chair is fabulous. What a great idea you had. Glad your mom saw it your way.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ☺

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said... June 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

That was such a great and creative idea. And next year it will only cost the price of new flowers. Super work, Isabella.

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Grace said... June 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

That's brilliant! I love it! Ingenious! Go Mommy!

Laura said... June 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Adorable, and you did a great job inspiring your Mommy!

Rose said... June 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Adorable, and what great helpers you had for this process! The chair adds such a cheery element to a porch. These kind of projects are a little out of my normal routine, too. Perfect for a team challenge!

Memories for Life said... June 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Tell your mommy I'm super impressed! This is so creative! And I love the color! You did a great job inspiring your mommy Isabella :)

DancingMooney ♥ said... June 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM

It looks darling Sharla, I love it! And I love that sunny yellow too! :)

Ann said... June 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

That is an awesome transformation for that chair. You were a huge help in this project Isabella.

Hot Rocks said... June 25, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Its gorgeous Sharla. Love the color...so pretty!

pasqueflower said... June 25, 2013 at 2:34 PM

What a nice sunny addition - -so pretty! Great redo!

The Army of Four said... June 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I LOVE IT!!!
Kit-cat pals, we're so sorry we got so behind leaving comments. Mom is going through a lot right now. We've been playing catch=up again - we hope you can forgive us! We miss you girls!!!
Play bows,
Zim

AntiquityTravelers said... June 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Fantastic upcylce on that chair! Great snoopervising Isabella! It looks so nice on the deck

Reeni Pisano said... June 25, 2013 at 5:34 PM

That is so pretty! Your Mom did a great job and you did too helping her! Love, Moon xoxo

The Island Cats said... June 25, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Wow, all you girls did an excellent job!

Katie Isabella said... June 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Girls, especially you, Isabella, are the best little girls a mommy can have. You are so creative and you also have a way with your mommy to get her to do those things that enhance all your lives. Bravo Isabella! xoxo

JB's Big and Small Worlds said... June 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Love it! What a cheery flower chair. Great job Isabella!

Natashalh said... June 25, 2013 at 9:49 PM

It looks like this project had lots of kitty assistance! No wonder it turned out so great =)

Jeanne Pursell said... June 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Seriously Isabella! No way could your mom get through the day without your help. I mean .... REALLY!! Should of planted catnip though...
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

ps...Mama says the chair looks awesome!

myminimocs said... June 26, 2013 at 5:48 AM

now that's and AWESOME makeover Isabela...your Mom obviously followed your instructions to a "T".

Have a Happy Day <3 Sharla

Judy Nolan said... June 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Super makeover! At first I thought the chair was going to get a cushion, but I love what happened instead.

Erika and James said... June 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I love it, I love it, I LOVE it! The color is vibrant and what a great popping welcome.
I have an old chair that I want to actually saw off the back and attach an old suitcase on top of the legs....maybe I need to go work. Can your help come over?

storybeader said... June 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM

looks pretty good, Isabella! And you can still sit on it! {:-D