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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Yard Sale Finds

Overly anxious to get this project completed, I forgot to take a "before" photo. These cane folding chairs (yes, they are folding chairs!) were a neglected sight when I found them on a parkway in my neighborhood. The cost for a neglected sight: FREE!White paint and new cushions turned this forgotten pair into two more mix and match chairs for my dream farm table (another husband project!)This cane office chair rocks, swivels and rolls. I bought it at a yard sale for $22.50 (original asking price was $40.) I agreed to buy another wooden office chair and paid a total of $45 for both chairs (the other chair remains in the garage with so many other projects.) I thought it was a bargain even though I was only looking for one office chair!
A pretty pink floral cushion will complete this project. Sigh. . . . Yard sale finds require so much work!
Finally, a yard sale find that I love "as is." This is the before AND after photo of a white table I now have in my kitchen. It was already white and chippy! The seller actually apologized for the chipped white paint. Little did he know the chippy paint was the charm that warmed my heart! The cost for a good heart warming: $5. All it needed was a good scrubbing. It also came with a large black widow spider that my kids placed in a jar and observed for days.
This cute little table also has a leaf in the middle that folds on hinges under the table. Ingenious! My next mission: vintage stools for my vintage table!

Special note: The pink roses on the table were given to my daughter from her piano student at their recent piano recital. So sweet! Here is a close up of their beauty!
Remember to stop and smell the roses!

24 comments:

Leisa said...

What great finds - love them all.

Anne Fannie said...

Those first chairs are to die for!

TinaTx said...

The chairs all look great - love, love, love that white table!

The Rose Cottage said...

Wow, you have done a lot of painting Cindy, and I have still to make the cushion for my lovely chain back chair. How do you get it all done ? Everything looks perfect, I love the office chair too would never have thought of painting that , but it looks great.
How about some step by step tutorial on how you paint everything?
The kitchen table is wonderful too, I want it for my studio, but you wouldn't give that up right? LOL

Ann said...

All great finds, they look beautiful, well done.

CIELO said...

wow...you certainly have a talent for transforming neglected things... what an awesome job!

cielo

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

WOW what a beautiful table, I love it! Drop an email to me sometime soon and let's check out some yard sales....miss you.

Debbie Kay

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Wowie! The free chairs are so niiiice! So is everything else! Great job!

M ^..^

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your table (icky though, that black widow spider).

You did a fantastic scrubbing job on the table - so cute and what a bargain on the table!
xo~Tracie

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh, I am SO drooling over your chairs! I LOVE chairs! That office chair is devine...
Nikki

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! nice post and your blos is so cute! see you next time! I hope in my blog!xoxo

hautemommy said...

Wow, you are a great garage sale-er!!!! I love everything you picked out! :)

hautemommy said...

Wow, you are a great garage sale-er!!!! I love everything you picked out! :)

Herbgirl said...

Such awesome finds! Don't you love the trill of the hunt and then to find such treasures!
Mandy

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

Awesome, awesome finds! I love what you did with the chairs, and the table is wonderful! Looks great!

purpleflowerfairy said...

wow! what GREAT finds!!!!! i want to move by you - lol! i can not believe you got that table for $5.00 - whoo hoo! and i love those two freebie chairs you redid. and that office chair - WOW! i have been looking for one of those for a couple of years and i only find them in antique shops for about $100 or more =( yours looks fabulous!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my gosh.. such awesome stuff you got in here!.. and the table for 5 bucks??!!! and the office chair, and the chair padding covers..

good job!

Joanne Kennedy said...

This is my first visit to your blog but it surely won't be my last. I took time to read all your posts and fell in love with your blog.

I've added you to my favorite list.

Oh, I'm having a give away so if you are interested take a peek and see if there is anything of interest to you. If there is, sign up and good luck!

Joanne

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Cindy, Stopped by for a visit, LOVE your sight and I am looking on your website to, I love PINK! and White, but mostl pink, stop by for a visit sometime I will make some tea! Hugs~ Diana Lyn

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Cindy,

I so know what you mean by yard sale finds are a lot of work to get them the way you love them. Great job on the chairs. What a fantastic find and price for that table. Happy hunting for those vintage chairs!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh my goodness, those are folding chairs. They look fabulous and I love the office chair but that table is absolutely adorable, perfect for your kitchen.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, great finds and great prices! I've brought home a black widow spider in furniture also. It freaks me out because I wonder if one escaped into my car!

Steph said...

Oh, my weak spot is for chairs, all kinds...love your finds- free is always good and they turned out so nicely! But I LOVE that office chair-just what I am looking for!

So glad you visited my blog...because now I have discovered yours! I will definitely be back...

Kelly of The Vintage Butterfly Boutique said...

What a lucky girl you are...the table, the chairs! I don't know which I love more, but what a deal on that table!