Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pull Up A Chair

I found these little chairs at the thrift store.
Did I need more chairs?
No.
But how could I resist that spring green color?
And the nail head trim?
And their sturdy construction? And then there was the price.
Seven dollars a piece!
So they came home with me and sat in storage for about a month until I could figure out where to put them, and how I wanted to remake them. The blond wood finish just wasn't for me.
I cleaned and cleaned and gave the wood a good sanding and then cleaned some more. Then I pulled out a mistint color from my collection. It's dark brown with a hint of green. A couple of paint coats later, some sanding, and some more cleaning and now I'm very happy with the way they look.
I placed them on each side of my old dresser in the living room. They'll come in handy for extra seating. But until then, they look very pretty, each holding a framed fern botanical.
If you have a thrift store treasure you want to show off, join in Leigh's Thrifty Thursday.

24 comments:

Rae said...

I would not have been able to say no to those chairs either!! They are fabulous!!!

Rachel said...

They look great!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

You are so darn good at creating beautiful vignettes. I loved the display before, but that punch of green is so much fun. Beautiful!

Susan S. said...

Those chairs are awesome....what a GREAT find. The room you have them in now is SUPER Cute...love all your decorating touches in there.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful find!
sandy toe

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Erica said...

I love all of your thrift store finds! I absolutely love thrift stores I just have to get better at finding hidden treasures :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I LOVE those chairs-Do you have any shopping places you recommend in MIchigan?! I would LOVE to find seven dollar (!) chairs-unheard of!!!

Jo said...

Can I come shopping with you? I never find such fabulous treasures!

Jo

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

They look brilliant! $7/each? Wonderful!!

Nikki said...

Great find! One day I'm going to find some great chairs for that price. The paint was just what they needed.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those are great. I have yet to find a great pice of furniture while thrifting, so I'm a little jealous!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Great find! I love the color and simple lines....you have done some wonderful projects...I am so behind...playing catch up. cherry

Our Complete Family said...

What a perfect fit those chairs are in your home! The color is great, the style is great, what you did with them is great...
GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!
Happy almost TGIF day to you~ Les

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

They are fabulous, I want to go shopping at the trift store now!
Thanks for sharing, you did great!

Southern Fried Gal said...

I am amazed at your finds! They look great!

Elaine said...

Seriously...$7?? WOW! I would NEVER have guessed! You really are a master at the makeover game!

Chris said...

What? I NEVER find gorgeous/cheap chairs like that! They look wonderful flanking your sideboard!

Mimi Sue said...

You can never have too many chairs. Yours are so beautiful. Mimi

Frippery said...

Love them. Pam

Joanna said...

Great find!

lisa said...

Love they color! And they do look so much better!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I absolutely love those green chairs. I love that whole arrangement - the vignette on the dresser, the monograms you made - it's all just wonderful!

Shannon

K. Tacher said...

Wow! Great find!! I need more chairs...wish my thrift store could be so kind!

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