Friday, October 29, 2010

New chairs and a song.

{I can't help but have this song running through my head as I type up this post. Read on, and you'll see why. :) }

The husband and I have THE oldest "dining" table & chairs ever. It's actually really a breakfast table. That I bought 10 years ago. At a yard sale. It's embarrassing to say the least. I'd show you a picture of it, but I'm ashamed. We are long overdue for an upgrade.

We went to a furniture store. G picked out a chair style he liked, and asked the saleswoman how much it would be. "$600", was her reply. "Oh, for all 6?" G asked. "No, $600 per chair." She replied again. I thought G was going to fall out of the overpriced chair from a heart attack. I picked him up off the floor and we left the store.

Ok...maybe I need to go another route if I ever want to dine in style.

So as I was wondering through my local thrift store the other day, I saw these babies....

I looked them over. And pondered. And deliberated. And ultimately I left the store. I wasn't thinking straight.

But then I started driving home...and couldn't stop thinking about them! They're just chairs, I know. But I loved their curvy lines, Frenchy look, and that I could add in some texture with fabric. They were sturdy, lovely ladies in hiding. I had to let them out. So I went back, and bought them up! 
$100 for all 5.

I brought these lovely ladies in waiting home. 

{I also found an upholstery remnant at Hancock Fabric for $3.50/yard. I brought home 3 yards. The fabric was wide enough, that one yard covered 2 chairs.}

A little sanding, and priming, and painting, 
and some new fabric staple gunned onto the seats...

And, hello gorgeous.

Love this fabric...and not just because it was on clearance. I just love how crisp it looks.

And look at those legs! She must work out.

Isn't she lovely? 
And at less than $25 per chair...even lovelier.

Now I'm off to find that perfect table.

I'm linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday!


kluless said...

This is a PERFECT rescue. You did a wonderful job on them and they are just stunning. It never ceases to amazing me as to why anyone will go out and spend the money new furniture costs when there is better furniture to be had for a tiny fraction of the price. Sometimes even free! Bravo for seeing the possibilities!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great chairs!! Can't wait to see your table!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Fantastic chairs and Fabulous job on the makeover!! Love them! I would have bought them too!!! :)

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Wowwy! Glad you didn't buy the overpriced chairs!! I bet these are WAY better anyway!!

gwyneth colleen said...

wow! GREAT job.