Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"It's Like a Garage Sale Without Money!"

That's how my neighbor, Alanna, referred to our bulk trash pick up finds from Sunday.  There were some knick knacks like a large picture frame, wood-handled fishing poles, and a wood bucket but our best find was...

Can you believe this antique chair?!  Alanna spotted it with her handy-dandy flash light.  Hey, we are prepared when we go junking!

It looks like mahogany wood.  I love the carved details.

Well, that's not all.  This chair came with a friend and it rocks!   :)
Pardon the dust and the presentation (or lack there of).  My house is less than presentable right now.  There's several industrial fans through out drying up a plumbing disaster and a partly ripped up kitchen floor.

Now lucky for me Miss Mustard Seed just posted a tutorial on reupholstering these type of chairs. I'm hoping to have them finished for the "Copy Me" Challenge.  I'm also hoping it doesn't turn out to be one of those things that Miss Mustard Seed makes it look a lot easier than it is.  Crossing fingers.  
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Susan said...

What an amazing find! I love that its a rocking chair!

Court, Dave, and Sully said...

I am in LOVE with that chair!! GREAT FIND!!!

Amy Kinser said...

WOW!!! Those are some great finds!!! Can't wait to see how you fix those babies up.

Jenny said...

Great finds... they are so awesome. The details are just beautiful.I can't wait to see how you recover them.

michelle said...

Great finds my dear!! I can't wait to see what you do with them and then you will be a pro when it comes time for to re-cover our chairs!! :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, those are AWESOME! As soon as I saw the I thought of that Copy Me challenge!

You'll do great! I can't wait to see them all made over!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

OMG YANET!! What is wrong with those people that they threw those out? I love them both. I know you will make them even more gorgeous!

Sadie said...

I ADORE those chairs! They are soooo neat looking! I have a chair fettish though!

oops! said...

Jealous!

vintage vine said...

I am a chair-aholic!!! Don't tease me with those beauties!!! Can't wait to see them all spiffy!

Linda said...

What an amazing find!!!! I wishing for a dumpster like that one, for sure! Thanks for stopping by my blog---I've enjoyed browsing through yours.