Sunday, May 30, 2010

Garage Sale Find

Yesterday morning, I convinced B to go and hit a few garage sales with me to "just look". Of course, it didn't quite work out that way. We happened upon one garage sale where an older couple seemed to have kept everything they ever owned. There were some pretty cool things, and when I spotted this chair, I knew I had to have it. 

B insisted we had too many projects, and enough bills to pay - we didn't need the extra chair. Even after the lady told us she would part with it for $27, and I told him I was willing to sell the two chairs I had previously bought for this one (as I haven't actually started working on them), his answer was still "No". 

After a little bit of hard work, promises (and maybe a bit of pouting) we headed back and I talked the lady into selling it to me for $22 - not bad... especially considering I already own the fabric I will recover it in.

The frame of the chair is all solid wood;

I love the carved detail, and the shape of the chair;

They had clearly had it recovered quite some time ago, so all I'll really need to go is change the fabric. The padding underneath is in fantastic condition!

As soon as I saw it, I knew what my finished product would look like! I saw it in our (finished) basement, so I've begun the work! For $22 for the chair, $3.98/yard for the fabric I will use, I knew we couldn't pass it up! Keep an eye out - I've already started working away...



  1. Cool chair!! I can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Wow! I never find furniture at garage sales!!!! What a bargain!

  3. Great find!! I'm glad you got - cant wait to see an after


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