From Council Dump to Interior Funk

22 Apr
Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair2

Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair

A few times a year we are allowed to put all of our junk on the curb for the council clean up, and this weekend was just one of those clean up days.  That said not much usually makes it to council clean up day because, as fast as you put it on the curb, a little white van is parked up to pick it up… the modern day rag and bone man.  I have no issue with this as I would rather it end up being recycled than in land fill…. but my curiosity would love to know what happens to it. One such disposed item was an odd lonesome wooden outdoor chair…. ( a little like the photo below – which I had to source off of Etsy as the little white van man had got there before I had chance to take a shot!.. gotta be fast!!)

folding chairs - source etsy

Not to be deterred from my creative thoughts about how you could make these into something a little different I found these Overdyed Terai Folding Chairs from Anthropologie,

Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair1

Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair2

Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair3

Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Folding Chair4

Have a go….

For those of you who are DIY challenged, then these may be perfect for you, but for those of you who like a DIY challenge then good old Apartment Therapy may just have the perfect step by step guide.

So  given the challenge of taking this chair from Council dump to interior funk…. what would you do?  Would be great hear…. meanwhile on with the colourful adventure.


Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Fabric, Interior Design, Upcycle


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11 responses to “From Council Dump to Interior Funk

  1. Clouds of Colour

    April 22, 2013 at 6:50 am

    These are so cool!!

    • birdcagedesign

      April 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

      They are really fun, perfect for a little sun lounge or covered balcony with a nice glass of wine in hand!

  2. Cate

    April 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

    BCD, you could have made a fortune! And nevermind the white van, I was laughing yesterday as a late model sporty Mercedes was pulled over with the doors open -Fancy Mum was in the car directing husband & son as they went through a pile of stuff out for the council cleanup! Times are tough! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      April 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Ha Ha – you obvoiusly attract a much higher class of rag and bone man in your area… Good to see it is a growing trend amoung all in society… what’s that saying ” where there is muck there is money” 🙂

  3. This Sydney Life

    April 22, 2013 at 8:36 am

    BCD – you are the best finder-outer of cool stuff! Aren’t these chairs fab? Makes me consider foraging myself… Note I said ‘consider’! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      April 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

      It gets very competitive on those curbs….you need to be fast. 🙂 I even had one car blocking my driveway whilst the garage was open to pounce as I pulled things out!

  4. nestingart

    April 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Reblogged this on Nesting Art.

  5. twoblackdoggies

    April 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Great chairs and certainly proves true the old saying…one man’s trash, another man’s treasure 🙂

  6. riseandshineinteriors

    April 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Love the chairs they look so cool!

    • birdcagedesign

      April 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      They are fab definitely have me inspired:-) Thank you for stopping by 🙂


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