~TRANSFORMED VINTAGE CHAIR~
A few weeks ago I shared with you some pictures of my La Chaumière de Briarwood and how most of the things my hubby and I have purchased for our home were bought second hand. Something doesn't have to be old for me to love it or for it to have value. I've uncovered some of the most incredible finds over the years and even though sometimes I walk away empty handed I never feel like a trip to the thrift store has been in vain.
~VINTAGE HITCHCOCK CHAIR~
Today I'm going to show you two things I snagged at our local Goodwill early last week. Both were great finds, one old and one newer!
The vintage chair you see above was at one time a fairly high-end chair. I saw a pair sell recently for $275. Sadly, this particular one was NOT well taken care of. It was close to what I would call filthy and the back and front glue joints were popped. The chair was heavily scratched, dinged and nicked. Since it was originally painted and hand stenciled there was no way to restore it. That made it a perfect candidate for a makeover. Some glue clamps, sandpaper and a couple coats of my favorite paint and she was ready for some artwork.
~LOVING THE RUSH SEAT~
Amazingly the Rush Seat was un-damaged. I couldn't believe it! It made the $4.99 asking price a no-brainer! :) I gently distressed the chair after it was painted and added hand painted accents to the back using a mix of wrought iron black and deep brown paint.
~GREAT KITCHEN STOOL~
The second thing I found was a fabulous medium sized stool. It was in perfect condition with the legs still in their original wood finish with the seat a chalkboard black. I sanded down the entire thing (removing the shiny finish) and then painted it with the same paint I used for the Hitchcock chair.
~SWEET FRENCH PAINTING~
This piece was actually a little harder to makeover. All those spindly legs take time to paint! But...I'm loving how it came out. The stool cost me more than the chair did, but only by a couple of bucks. Had it needed ANY repair work I'd have skipped on it. Glad I hauled it home with me now!
~VINTAGE MAIL BOX~
I love old mail boxes, but generally I paint roses on them. I haven't found one in a long time. This one had a motif on the front I hated and when I removed it it left two holes. So...I opted to attach a sweet rose floral applique to the front panel and skip the painting. Sweet for a change!
~MISS K's ARTWORK~
After ten days my Miss K goes home today :...( and I'm kinda bummed. I'll get more work done once she leaves, but I'm sure going to miss her. We had so much fun! Here's a picture of her Fleur-delis and Paris painting. Not sure what else was going on here...but I always let her paint SOMETHING when I'm working on a new project! Between the stories, the shopping and the endless giggles I'm
ONE BEAT NANA!
Hope your Monday is wonderful...
Blessings as you recycle, renew and repurpose...