Monday, July 16, 2018

Tractor Seat Transoformation

Are you ready for another de-stash challenge?  Me, too!

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Here's where my project begins.


My Matriarch Aunt asked me if I wanted this tractor seat from my grandparents' farm.  Easy decision!  Of course I said, "YES!" planning to create something immediately.



Well, that was about three or four years ago.  Oops!  For my Thrift Store Upcycle Project, I found some dusty rusty stuff, which helped me remember the family tractor seat.


So far, this messy mass of metal has become four adorable projects!  Today though, it's all about the tractor seat, a perfect addition for an old rock farmhouse like mine!  What color to paint it?  Soft gray?  Classic Black?  John Deere Green?  Barn Red?


Wait!  Did someone say green?  I have a lovely mossy green textured spray paint in my stash!


Grabbing a cardboard box from the recycle bin, I got busy.  There was only enough paint left to spray one side.

(Total side note...  This happens to be a Home Chef box.  If you are interested in trying their meal kits delivered to your front door, I have a few $30 coupons I can share.  Just comment below if you are interested.  I'll need to get your email address.)


Also in my stash, was a little "Welcome" sign which was attached to my mossy color tractor seat using floral wire.  It's fun to make little tendrils with floral wire.  All you have to do is twist it around a pencil or chopstick, then tug a bit to make it look more organic.  I've had the silk flowers for I-don't-know-how-long.  Whenever they get dusty, I fill our kitchen sink with soapy dishwater and give them a good dunk and a swish or two.  After rinsing, they air dry on a towel.  The flowers were also attached with floral wire.


Now the big decision is where to hang my "new" wreath?  It's pretty on this chippy interior door.


The front porch is nice too, though.  Decisions.  Decisions.

;-)  -Marci

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10 comments:

  1. This transformation is so pretty, Marci! What a lovely and unique idea!

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  2. This is a wonderful upcycle. I love how you had the vision to create a gorgeous sign to welcome your guests.

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  3. Love this upcycle! How fun to inherit a tractor seat and very inventive repurpose!

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  4. So pretty! What a great reminder of your grandparents!

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  5. Definitely a very unique upcycle. You did a great job on it and I'm sure your grandparents would like it too.

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  6. Very fun and unique! And great conversation starter for when your guests arrive.

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  7. That's an amazing upcycle! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  8. This is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW last week. Be sure to stop by again this week!

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  9. Never would have thought of that, but it's just lovely!

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