What a hoot!

What a hoot!
Lori at Bleak 2 Unique is in the furniture refinishing business, so she thought she had struck gold when she found this bentwood rocker chillin’ curbside.  Unfortunately, no one was interested in buying it and she didn’t have room to store it, and it was dangerously wobbly anyway.  So did she get all ‘bent’ out of shape?  (Did you see what I did there?)  No! She did what anyone else (ok, probably NOBODY else) in that situation would do.  She … well, just see for yourself …

Oh, my gosh you guys, she made it into a big orange owl! A BIG ORANGE OWL! Did you see that coming?  I didn’t!  I like this plain orange version, but she be-jazzled it even further with giant gemstones and sparkle:

“Whooooo think’s I’m cute?”  Ooh, I do!  The things people come up with, I swear.

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  1. February 8, 2012 / 3:08 PM

    Woah…. nope didn’t see that coming even a little, couldn’t of picked that choice out of a multiple choice and been right. Now that is a vision of seeing something no one else sees!


  2. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 / 3:27 PM

    No way! Absolutely no way! That’s amazing!

  3. February 8, 2012 / 3:30 PM

    Wow that was unexpected. Very cool!

  4. February 8, 2012 / 3:53 PM

    I like the plain orange version better as well.

    Also, can I just say that I think you’re hilarious. I know your humor is super cheesy/pun-y but I love it and I can’t help but snicker/chuckle to myself every time I read your blog. Love it!

  5. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 / 3:55 PM

    What a weird way of ruining such a beautiful chair!

  6. February 8, 2012 / 4:16 PM

    Wow…i wonder if it was hard. I have a puzzle solving mind…but that’s unusual. I too prefer the plain. What”s funny…I bought one of those bentwood rockers …new…when I was in college. Dating myself…but they were very chic at that time. Hmmm wonder where that thing went?

  7. Paige
    February 8, 2012 / 4:31 PM

    I love the plain orange owl. So cool!

  8. February 8, 2012 / 6:27 PM

    “Did you see what I did there?” Hahaha, too funny!

    And OH. MY. GOSH. (to say it subtly) that is the coolest and funniest piece of DIY I’ve seen in a long time. How great is that. And how on earth did she come to the realization that… well duh, we can make an owl? Haha

  9. February 8, 2012 / 7:29 PM

    Woah! Not at all what I was expecting!

    I have to say – I love owls. I mean LOVE owls! (Seriously, LOVE OWLS!) but I liked it better as a chair. It was a beautiful chair and a little love and it would have made a beautiful nursery rocker! I would have rather seen it like that, but if you don’t need a rocking chair, I guess an Owl is the next best thing!

  10. February 8, 2012 / 7:48 PM

    She done such a amazing job & I would have never though to do anything like that with it.

  11. Karen
    February 8, 2012 / 9:51 PM

    Haha, very creative! And nothing wrong with repurposing a rocking chair if she preferred it as an owl. :^)

  12. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 / 1:07 AM

    I LOVE all your posts, humor, and inspiring pieces, but I have to say this one makes me sad. As adorable as the owl turned out, I really loved the chair…..

  13. February 9, 2012 / 1:22 AM

    Ahhhhhmazing! Really creative. I will be on the lookout for one of those rockers now. She gave it new life instead of trashing it because it could no longer be used as a rocker. Kudos!!! It’s awesome.

  14. February 9, 2012 / 4:23 AM

    Way to reuse an unusable piece of furniture! I love it. It’s a statement piece and totally unexpected. Great job!

  15. February 9, 2012 / 6:02 AM

    wow! that is totally awesome. The plain orange would be so cool in a mid century modern/eclectic home. I think it could do without the “bejewelling” but it is awesome all the same.

  16. February 9, 2012 / 3:19 PM

    Whoooo would have guessed that was coming? Even if it is not your taste, you have to admit it’s awesome creative, unusual, very retro, and I guarantee she would not only sell it, but rack up orders for the ‘bent owl.’

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