Sunday, June 22, 2008

Deal Du Jour

Yesterday morning, Earl and I went out for a little Garage Sale therapy. Not much out there, my GS mojo was gone and I was getting a zinger of a headache. I said lets go home and we agreed we were done...but there is always that last sale you are driving past on the way home and that is where we found these. Two sad, forlorn little wicker chairs that had seen better days.
Being the chair freak that I am, I was just drawn to them. They are a little different, they needed love and I have plenty of that. So I asked how much? $2 each was the reply. My heart beat a little faster, I gave them a dubious look, it was Saturday afternoon after all. "you can have them both for $3 she said. SOLD!
A little white paint, a new seat cushion, and I think this one looks pretty cute on the front porch. The fabric came from my leftovers stash, years old and lined with double thick plastic so if it gets wet only the outside fabric will need to dry. I haven't done the other yet but I'll show you when it's finished, right now there is a storm blowing up so I finished this one in the nick of time:>)
I also wanted to ask you to head over to my sister-in-laws new blog Blue Barn Bulletin. She is a home maker extrordinaire. She cooks, bakes her own bread, homeschools, and serves her church. She also grills great pizza:>) She can do it all, which is why the header I designed for her is a bit of a joke. Won't you stop over and welcome her to blogging?
Another place to stop is at Daylily Lane where you have a chance to get a cute pink Flea Market survival pack to commemorate her 100th post. Hurry, she only has two more posts before the drawing! Thanks for all the comments on the changes, I kind of like it for now, it's fun to change things and do something new. Have a restful Sunday!

40 comments:

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Those chairs were quite the bargain. The finished one looks so pretty. Good job!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

WOW, you didn't waste any time making over that chair, and it looks FABULOUS! What a great deal; thanks for sharing! :)

Beverly said...

Wow, awesome deal of the chairs. The one you have finished looks just perfect.

I'll go visit your sister-in-law now.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You are awesome! They turned out really great. I so like their shape. :-) Rosie

Connie said...

Fantastic, my little bird!! Now why don't I find those kinda deals?!?!?!?
Smoochies,
Connie

Alison Gibbs said...

How fabulous the chair looks now.
Alison

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Kathy! I am so jealous!! What a great deal! WOW you did a great job with the chair on your porch! Love it! I love chairs too :)

Hugs,
Amy

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Kathy, What a bargain you got! Even with a headache! The chair on your porch is awesome; I never thought to put plastic under it, great idea! I love the new look of your blog too - you'll have to show me how to do the sidebars, I still can't figure it out! I'm going over to visit your sister-in-laws now, bye!
Marilyn

carolr said...

I am so amazed; especially that you did it so quickly and with a headache! I love it.

Brenda said...

Girl your chair is beautiful. What a great deal.

Dolly said...

Those chairs would have stopped me dead in my tracks too Kathy!
What a bargain......

You know my motto....
"A girl can never have too many chairs"

Have a fun week,
Hugz,
Dolly

Kim - Happy @ Home said...

Wow, what a fabulous transformation!! Great job and so fast too.

Rhondi said...

Forgot to say I love the new look! I'm on my way to visit your sister right now.

Hollyhock Lane said...

Come to my house and finish all my projects! You bought on Sat, posted a finished chair on Sun~~I wish I had you energy! FANTASTIC find!

TattingChic said...

Wow, that is some makeover magic you did on that chair! I can't wait to see what you do with the other one. Your porch must look magnificent!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Pink Flea Market stuff??? I'm off and running =) You got a super deal getting both chairs for $3!! And look how gorgeous the one ended up =) Blessings... Polly (p.s. I see your hearts are doing well - they're so gorgeous!)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Kathy,
I am away on a little R & R, but I couldn't help sneaking in a little Blog time...
Love your new look! And WOWZER! Those chairs were a wonderful deal and the first one you refluffed and repainted is amazing!
Hugs,
Penny

Joy said...

The chair turned out great! I love white wicker furniture.

Jan & Tom's Place said...

What a job you did on the white wicker chair!!! Sure looks good on your porch.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog on PINK Saturday...and for inquiring about our sale.

~Blessings,
Jan

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Kathy, that chair turned out beautifully. I wish I could paint furniture, but when I do I somehow leave big drips of paint. I will stop by and visit your sister-in-law's new blog.

Kathy, you won my giveaway. Please pick out anything at all in my Etsy shop, and e-mail me with your selection and where you would like me to ship it. Karenharveycox@mac.com

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings, Karen

ShabbyInTheCity said...

"Deal du jour" haha!!! Those are great!

Firefly Hill said...

Kathy,

Those chairs are fantastic and I cannot believe the price!
Looks great on your porch!

annie

Mary said...

Wow, you are the garage sale queen! How wonderful does that chair look on your porch?! I'm sure the woman who sold them to you would gasp to see how terrific they are now. :)

Love the new look, and your new hearts are so fun!
xoxo,
mary

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a quick turnaround! And a gorgeous one.

Now you have me curious and I need to go see your sis.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wonderful job on the chair. The fabric is perfect.
Marnie

Sue said...

Hi Kathy,
The chairs look great. What a good job you did on them.
Hugs,
Sue

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

My goodness, Kathleen! What a gorgeous little chair! I love old chairs (and little tables), but I don't have the time or the talent to do what you do. That is pure magic. I'm off to visit your SIL and Daylily. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings!
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wow! Talk about changing a "sow's ear into a silk purse".

~elaine~

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

WOW, you are speedy! I would've walked right by those chairs, thinking they were adorably shaped but too much work. You are one talented lady!

happy day,
Melissa

Kacey said...

hopped over from Mary's Little Red House. Don't you just love garage sales and thrift shopping? That's quite a find you have with those chairs!

I'll pop over to your sil new blog now.

Linda said...

Hi Kathy, what a wonderful find...you just never know when you are going to find something neat. Love wicker and the first chair looks great. Pretty fabric on the cushion and that is a great idea to line the cushion first with plastic.

Popping over to you SIL's blog...I remember her pizza. yum. Hugs, Linda

Inspired Tokens said...

Wowzer ...what a deal! I love the newly restored version. I can't believe you got both chairs for such a song! Thanks for the links...and I love your new creations. Just beautiful.

Mrs. Rabe said...

I have chair envy now.

The chair looks fantastic - I guess I may have to become a garage sale girl. The last one I went to I scored some fabulous fabric!

I found your blog via "The Inspired Room" and am enjoying it. I also popped over to your sister in laws blog - I believe I will now be spending even more time reading online!

I love to meet new people!

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

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my! beautiful!!


m ^..^

Naturegirl said...

Love the way you spruced up that terrific deal! $2...what a steal and oh so pretty now! Great job!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I want to sit on your porch. ;-)

Donna said...

Hi Kathy,
Your blog is so great!
I love the chairs you got for $3! Amazing! I'm always looking for a bargain like that too.
I'm off to check the links ~

Have a great weekend!
~Donna

ceekay said...

Unbelievable find! They look great! I know you had a headache...but you must also have had some palpitations with such a great deal!

toothfairy said...

Hi Sweetie!

Thanks soooo much for commenting on the giveaway! I got lots of new comments and met many new people to add to my visit list. I love your new wicker chairs and all those new/old linens, simply wonderful! I am feeling a garage sale jones coming on soon. Love ya, Jan@daylilylane

TinaTx said...

Great score on the chairs!