Saturday, April 10, 2010

Finders, Keepers Chairs

Hi Friends!

It's that time of year again.
Spring has sprung and spring house cleaning has begun!
I  love when I clean my house and everything seems newly shabbified again don't you?
I really love when others clean their house more. Here's why....

When some people clean their house they throw things out!! 
 Good stuff!!

I know, I can hardly believe it myself!

So....when my Handsome Hubby and I were driving home one evening and after nearly drawing blood from my husbands arm when I grabbed him and yelled "STOP!" ,we found two of these beauties!

(Let me also tell you we did not have the big, roomy van. We were driving HH's sporty (i.e. small) sedan
and also found a bike with new tires just before this and our Sharp Son was in the back seat too! )
HH carefully loaded our treasures in our car and we drove slowly back home.
He now carries bungee cords in his trunk in case we find other treats, how sweet is that!

The chairs were covered in paint drops and the seat covers looked like they were sat on by every child in our neighborhood who just finished playing in the dirt.......
I knew how pretty these would look after I got a hold of them and gave them a make-over!
So, I washed, unscrewed, sanded , washed again, painted, sanded again and gave them new fabric and....

I had to explain to our sweet neighbors from China,
 when I perfectly painted these curb side chairs outside
 and then began sanding off the paint to give them a worn, used, lived in finish.
They received their first lesson in "shabby chic" 101!
I knew the chairs would be perfect for extra seating but,
 also they are perfect with another recycled find from and estate sale.
This beautiful, old, drop leaf table in our craft room, needed the company of two chairs.
How lucky was I to find 2 of them!!

Now my Darling Daughter and I can craft away,   

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!


  1. WOW, you were really having a lucky day when you came across those chairs. I'm sure a lot of folks passed them by thinking "heck no"..
    What some elbow grease and paint can't do?
    They are perfect!
    Have a happy week ahead!

  2. How come I never find great stuff along the streets? All we find around here are glass and brass tables, sans glass and ripped up old sofas. These chairs turned out great. They look perfect with the postcard pillow as well.

  3. Lucky you! I cannot believe the things people through out.

  4. Wow, those are really great looking chairs to be tossed to the did a fabulous job.

  5. You are so clever to not only find these amazing chairs but to also redecorate them so beautifully! Great teamwork!

    Best wishes,

  6. Beautiful makeover...great find!


    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

  7. Donna-You can never have too many chairs. These are perfect by your table (a really great find too!). How nice that your husband will be your partner in crime :) My husband would NEVER have stopped the car!

  8. absolutely charming! so pretty! I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

  9. Ah, yes the joys of spring cleaning! My favorite time of year! Great redo on the chair. Looks fab.

    And yes I did finally find the birdies... I bought them in all colors!! I would have definitely carried them in my shop if they had been available them... especially at this price. xo joan@anythinggoeshere

  10. They turned out fabulous Donna!!! And they look just perfect where you put them!!

    :) T