Friday, January 21, 2011

$10 and a little luck!

You might have heard me say this before but here I go again.  I confess.  I have an obsession for chairs.  It's funny because I never have company over but yet I keep buying chairs. 

I saw a chair at the auction that I just had to have.  Of course, my luck and all, it was moved to the end.  I spent the entire day at the auction!  Yes, you know what that meant?!  That chair would be mine!  I was prepared to out bid whoever got in my way!!  Apparently, no one else seemed to see the jewel that I did.  I walked out with my chair for just 10 bucks. 

Let me show you what drew me to this lovely chair.




Don't you just love the natural wood with remnants of old paint? 

Here is the full view of it before I worked on it.  Yes, the fabric is stained and needs to be replaced.  All this girl needs is a little love.


Well, that is what she got. I bought some white canvas, trim, and new foam for the cushion.





Would love to know your thoughts.

I'm linkin' up to:

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36 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful chair...I also attending an auction for 4 hours yesterday to get one item that was near the very end!

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  2. It's gorgeous! I can't believe you got it for 10 bucks! Did you use a tutorial to reupholster it or do have a tutorial coming?

    Yanet of 3 SKBs

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  3. I totally know what you mean about the chair obsession. I have two waiting patiently in the basement. I can't believe you got that chair for $10. It was meant to go home with you. I love the piping around the seat cushion. You did a beautiful job!

    Happy weekend!
    ~Michelle :)

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  4. GORGEOUS!!! I would have waited her out too! I also go to auctions, and got four chairs for my dining room last week for $30! I am now waiting for the weather to "warm above freezing" so I can get them painted and recover the seats!

    You have inspired me! Thank you!

    Lou Cinda

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  5. LOVE it! Especially the trim--looks great. I heart chairs too!

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  6. Fabulous!!! The chair looks like a million bucks! Looks like you have an excuse to have some company over now :)

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  7. I think you have done a great job on this chair! Wow what a find!
    Kim:)

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  8. Awesome! I love the chair, love the white and love the price!!! Well done!! I have a thing for chairs too- and dressers... and armoires... and ...well, I guess for a lot of different things! lol! :)

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  9. Awesome job! Great find! Your creativity shines through and that is what I love Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  10. Wonderful work. It looks great! ♥♫

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  11. That chair is beautiful! You did a great job and it was worth the wait :)

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  12. I love chairs too, but problem is, I don't have spots for all the ones I've collected! Love your chair.

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  13. Great job! I would have stayed for her too! M.
    www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com

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  14. Fabulous! The natural wood is stunning with the white cloth. I vote yes for your tutorial!

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  15. Sooo pretty! I wish I could sew!


    welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  16. I was gonna say I would pay you $20 for it...ya know...let you double your money, but since you've recovered it...let's make it 30! 'Kay?
    It's a steal AND a deal.
    Debbie

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  17. I love it !! You did a wonderful job. I just did a post my love for chairs.

    Kathy

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  18. I love it! It was definitely worth the extra time you spent at the auction for this fab looking $10 chair!

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  19. Wow, we would have been in a bidding war if I were there... I love it!!! Great score and love what you did with it!! :O)

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  20. You gal has great gams and toned arms! You are probably having to sit in it all the time to keep it from dancing around the floor! Great Job!

    I've just become a friend and follower and hope you will stop by. I am having a $30 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  21. Wow! What a transformation! I would've run the other way when I saw it, lol!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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  22. Ohhh wonderful finish! Looks like something MMS would whip up! Fantastic!

    Donna

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  23. That turned out beautifully! LOVE the white & trim. I liked the original mattress ticking too. Too bad it was all yucky & needed replacing. Either way, you definitely made her shine again! You should come link this up to my air your laundry Friday party...ends Tues. at midnight.

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  24. beautiful!! definitely worth the wait! love how you did the cushion, keeps it from being too predictable:)

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  25. That is gorgeous! I LOVE the frame of that chair and that you kept it exactly the same- covering that baby with paint would have ruined her charm. I also love your choice to go with a clean crisp white fabric. Great work!

    LittleMissPennyWenny.blogspot.com

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  26. That chair is to die for! It is so beautiful I love,love love it! I wouldn't change a thing.

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  27. It is an amazing chair and I can totally see why you fell in love with it!!! You did an awesome job re-doing it! Love it!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

    p.s. you asked about French decor stores in Indiana and I'm afraid the only one I know of that does carry some French decor is Horton's in Tipton, IN...sorry I can't be of more help!

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  28. You did a great job and at a great price! You did good. :)
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Have a great week.

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  29. Wow, awesome snag for 10 bucks, and she looks great with the little bit o' love! Great find and great finish. Visiting from Shabby Nest... :-}

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  30. You found a real beauty...and for only $10??? When I saw your "after" picture, I just assumed you worked tirelessly to get that perfectly aged patina of the wood. People pay big bucks to replicate that finish...but it was already there! You definitely have a good eye!

    Visiting from Shabby Nest!

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  31. Love it! So old, yet so fresh and new. Great job!

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  32. oh my word. this is beautiful!! i want one in my house...well...because...i have an obsession with chairs as well. would love to know how you did the trim. that's my favorite part!! now following by the way. so happy to find you :) xo leanne

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  33. I saw this project featured on The Shabby Nest and I had to link over. It came out gorgeous. $10!!!! That's amazing. I am now your latest follower. I would love if you would come check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

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  34. Fantastic! I love the weathered wood and I LOVE that you kept it! It turned out so great!

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