Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sunshine and Blue Skies

It has been the kind of spring day that I have dreamed of for months! Sunshine and blue skies. 76 degrees and the day off work. *sigh* Wonderful:>) So I rolled out of bed this morning with a hankering to whip up something yummy. I took a look at what was available and decided on some fresh lemon ginger muffins. These and a cup of coffee and Earl and I were ready to hit a big church rummage sale that we had seen advertised.
And look what we found! My new dining room chairs! Yes really. I know they don't look like much now but these are solid oak, loaded with detail and we all know there isn't a thing in the world that can't be fixed with a can of spray paint and a yard of fabric right!? Earl will be making some very minor repairs and then I will spray paint and recover. No problem. I just hope it will be warm enough in the next week to get the spray painting done. It's supposed to drop to the 50's for the next few days at least.
I already have the seats off and two of the chairs started. Minor flaws don't bother me. When you pay $2 for a chair (!) you have all kinds of creative leeway. You can't hurt these babies! Now I'm off to get ready for a date night. Dinner out (courtesy of a gift card) and a night hanging out at borders with a cup of coffee and perusing the stacks. Not exciting to you maybe, but a night out on the cheap for us is fine:>) I hope you are all having wonderful spring sunshine days!


  1. Oh Kathy,
    This chair is gorgeous. You are just like my friend Judy, who is so good at taking chairs and redoing them. Her whole home is sensational, just like yours. Oh, as I write this, I am spotting those cute little baby chicks down below.

    Ginger muffins. My mom would adore these, she loves ginger, and she always puts it into her soup!

    Thank you for your words of inspiration.

    Enjoy this magnificent weekend and your freedom to "just be."


  2. $2 day for us both!! Only you got something bigger and better...
    OH! I have a secret :) Are you a patient girl? HEHE.

    Are you kidding? The smell of a bookstore alone is exciting to me!

  3. LOOOOVE The Chair! Can't wait to see them finished!!! Nancy

  4. Those chairs are going to be wonderful! I can't wait to see them when you are finished.

    I LOVE going to Barnes and Noble, getting a cappuchino and hanging out for a couple of hours. It is one of my most favorite things to do! Have fun!

  5. Happy for your good fortune in finding those chairs - they have tons of potential!!

    Happy Date Night, sounds like a winner to me. ;)


  6. Great chairs with good bones. They will look wonderful.

    Roberta Anne

  7. Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs! They were a "steal"!

    Your ginger muffins smell good! Thanks, I think I'll have one! Yummy! They tasted good,too! ;)

  8. oh you lucky girl! Great chairs and date night! I'll spend an evening in the bookstore anytime! and the chairs are wonderful! I'm looking for the same thing.....cane back from the 70's that I can paint! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Aren't Spring weekends fabulous?

  9. Sounds like a great night to me!!!


  10. Oh Kathy - sounds like the PERFECT SO deserve it!!! LOVE the chairs...they will no doubt be fabulous when you've worked your magic on them (they are just perfect and a STEAL!!!) And peace and quiet, a stack of books, and coffee...heaven. It's exactly what I asked for for my birthday, so I understand how much you love it. I hope you enjoy your post-2nd job time...have fun and relax!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky Just Bee 'n Me

  11. WHOA...$2. for a chair this many did you get? I am just seeing them now..let's see...let me with b/w toile or black with b/w checks or black with lemon yellow (You know the great thing about can change out the seat coverings any time you want to..I love that!)
    And, those muffins look DELICIOUS!!

  12. It is already a lovely chair but I know, when you work your magic ON it, it (or choud I say, THEY!) will be gorgeous!

    It was such a beautiful Spring day here too! Sp glad you enjoyed it so...


  13. You got a bargain! They are beautiful! I love all of the detail in them! They are going to be extra beautiful when you get finished with them!

  14. Spring has finally sprung up here too Kathy!
    I have been loving being outside barefoot and playing in the dirt!
    I am in my glory!

    Oh I can't wait for the yard sales and rummage sales to start! They are the funnest!
    Those chairs are wonderful...great elegant style! I can already see them finished!
    Lucky you!

    We are on our way downstate...I have a dr apt. tomorrow! Wish me luck!

    Hugz & Blessings,

  15. We are having a beautiful weekend! The week is predicted to be warm until next, I plan to enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

    Looks like you have a little work cut out for you! Wonderful chairs and who could pass up such a bargain. Can't wait to see the finished results.

  16. Lovely muffins, and I just know those chairs are going to turn out awesome when you are done. 2 bucks a shot. wow. Awesome. Everything is fine here; the new setting just did not work out for us. Wouldn't have known unless we tried it. :) Good to be back.
    Hugs ~

  17. Kathy,

    What a perfect day! Your muffins look so yummy and the chairs are perfect! They have so much character. I can't wait to see your after pics.

    Hope you had a wonderful date night :)


  18. WHOOHOO, SCORE!!!! Awesome Kathy! LOVE the chairs! Yesterday rocked, didnt it? Oh i just loved it! I was outside all day, lol! I hope we get more days like that soon!
    Love ya,

  19. Hi Kathy
    Those chairs are going to be great. Don't you love a bargain! I think Borders is a great place to spend an evening. All those free books and magazines to look at! Hope you had fun.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  20. Kathy, Will you share the finished product with us, when you complete the chairs. I truly admire your talent and how you make old, look new and beautiful. The muffins look wonderful.

  21. Good morning, dear friend -
    Those muffins looks scrump-dilly-icious! Could almost taste them. What a bargain you got on your chairs. I love church rummage sales. Usually find something I can't leave behind. Your finds are going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see them finished. Thanks for sharing them with us. ~Adrienne~

  22. What a terrific bargain, Kathy! They are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Your muffins are making me drool. :) Hope you had a wonderful spring weekend. It's rainy here today, but I keep reminding myself that April showers bring May flowers.

  23. Your muffins look delicious! I hope you have a wonderful day ♥

  24. Love them!!! Awesome find!
    And I ate all of your muffins.. I'm sorry!!


  25. GREAT bargain on the chairs...I bet they'll turn out stunning!

    PS: I think that sounds like a GREAT date night to me. :)

  26. Wow, they are going to be wonderful. I can't wait to see when you are finished.

    Muffins and coffee sound good. I think I will head to the kitchen to whip some up.

  27. I love those chairs! With your talent and skills, they are going to be wonderful!

    Hope you had a relaxing and cozy day.



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