Garden Sea Shell Chair

I can't believe I actually put this old chair out to the curb. I did just that last week then took the terrier for her walk.

I got this years ago in NJ at an estate sale.  I removed the old cane seat and started to strip it.  Then I completely lost interest in restoring it so it has been sitting neglected in the attic.

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But while I was walking the neighborhood it struck me that I should find some way to recycle that chair and keep it out of the land fill.  Then the sea shells came to mind.  Definitely an aha moment.

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First thing I coated the chair with my new best friend, Spray Kilz Primer.  Can't tell you how much I love this stuff.

Next I painted the chair a pretty seaside blue using exterior paint.

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Next I applied a lot of pretty shells using my fav glue, E6000. 

Using landscape fabric I made a seat, filled it with potting mix and flowers.

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Sea shells make everything better. 

So next time, don't kick it to the curb, whatever it is. 

Glue some shells to it :->

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32 thoughts on “Garden Sea Shell Chair

  1. Oh how fabulous. Right now I have 4 chairs all seatless that I will be making into garden chairs such as yours. I never thought about seashells. Thanks for the idea.

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  2. So glad you used your magic and turned it into a planter. Love the shells also. I would have snapped up that chair from the curb in a heartbeat so good thing you took it back in.

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  3. Oh how beautiful! It made me think of the Mermaid Chair as well! Have you read it? I stayed up all night finishing that book when I got it.

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  4. Ohhhhhh….this would look great in my secret garden!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha…I love it!!!! If you put it out by the curb now it would be snatched up in a heartbeat….
    Sylvia

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  5. What a wonderful idea! You get big kudos for this. I’m so inspired.
    It’s just beautiful and the color is perfect. The shells are just the right touch.

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  6. I see I’m not the only one that was reminded of the “Mermaid Chair”,
    Love, love, love the chair. It suits you to a T. I think you should bring it inside and put it beside your sea shell mantel.

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  7. Oh Suzy, that is the most enchanting chair! And to think you almost threw it away makes me almost sick. For you made a magnificent work of art, as you always find a way to do!
    Brenda

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  8. I think that is probably the cuttest garden chair ever!
    The way you glued the shells couldn’t be more perfect! I love E600 as well!!
    A friend of mine once glued pennies all over a bowling ball for her garden, and E600 did the trick.
    I always love stopping by to see what you’ve been working on !
    jen

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  9. Stunningly beautiful! I found you through Maya at Daily Vitamin Sea…so glad!
    Have a beachy & wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    “Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle”

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  10. Sedia stupenda!
    Adoro recuperare le sedie e anch’io ne ho trasformata una in porta fiori, ma la tua รจ semplicemente meravigliosa!
    Scusami ma non so l’inglese e uso il traduttore simultaneo
    Un caro saluto dall’Italia ^_____^
    Wonderful chair!
    I adore to recover the chairs and I of it have transformed in door flowers, but yours it is simply wonderful!
    I do not know English and use the simultaneous translator ๐Ÿ˜›
    A beloved salute from Italy ^_____^

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