Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rescued Chair...

This little chair was just waiting for me to rescue it. I was at the local Hospice Gift and Thrift and in the parking lot was a bunch of used...very used pieces of furniture. I saw this little chair and heard it calling to me. Sherrrrryyyyyy...
Of course I had to go take a look. And I always give furniture the wiggle test to see if it is too wonky. This little chair was only slightly unsteady. I knew Mr. C could strengthen it for me. The price? No way...$4. So I go inside and tell the clerk I want to buy this chair. She says are you taking it home today? Well of course I am...we have bonded and I can't leave it behind.

This is the label from the underside seat of the chair. It is solid wood and made here in the USA. I am now really bonding with this chair.

Here it is on Mr. C's workbench. All that needs doing is a little wood gluing to the spindle that connects to the chair back. How easy is this? Done and all better. Thank you Mr. C.

Now maybe a coat of white paint. After lots of sanding and priming and painting...

More sanding and painting. Thank you again Mr. C. Of course we had to wait until June for winter to end. I bought little chair in January.

And now little chair is beautiful in her new white coat and she is so happy to reside at the kitchen desk where she can be part of the family every day.

She is a very comfortable little chair and I am so glad she called me over to rescue her.

By-the-way...when I told the clerk that of course I would be taking little chair home with me right then she announced that the price was half the tag price. What?!! Little chair only cost me $2 and I am completely over-the-moon happy with her.

So sometimes being creative and crafty is not about fabric or beads or paper...sometimes it is the act of rescuing a worn out chair that someone disposed of and giving it new life with a fresh coat of paint and lots of love.

What have you been working on lately?


  1. brillant!!!
    bravo, well done!!!

    Wishing you a happy summer,

  2. I would have rescued such a sweet chair, too, Sherry! It looks so happy and at-home at your fab kitchen desk! I have only been working on an unexpected flu today...and a fever in this summery heat. Oh well...I need a prayer to feel good enough to go to my students' last day tomorrow. I HAVE to. Ack! ~kath

  3. Lovely little chair, before and after it's makover!
    I'm ashamed to say that, I have not restored anything of late, not that I haven't got stuff waiting for transformation!

    Thanks for sharing and Mr C is a real treasure.

    Sandie xx

  4. I love this story AND love the chair as much!! It looks perfect in your kitchen!! And happy!

  5. I love that your rescued her; you did a wonderful job~ She is very happy to be in her new home :D

  6. What a lucky little chair to find such a loving home! I love your little office nook in your kitchen. She looks right at home there. And thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Isn't it wonderful what a little thought and paint can do!!! Your little chair fits in perfectly. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

  8. I love your wonderful chair! You did a great job giving it new life! It also looks beautiful in the computer area!

  9. Oh What a Wonderful Story!!
    You think just like me. I love how your chair turned out and it looks fabulous by your kitchen desk center. I currently have a chair very similar that I picked up a few weeks ago. It was 10 dollars and I thought that was a deal for a very sound chair. But you got one for 2 dollars, now that's fantastic.
    Chairs have always been a big seller for me and I have painted so many. Not sure if I will keep the current one I found or sell it. We shall see.
    Loved this post. So inspiring and like always so creative.
    Isn't it grand when the hubby's can help like this. Great job.

    Thanks for stopping by for tea.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  10. Absolutely fabulous Sherry! What a giveaway and Little Chair was there waiting for you to come along to rescue her. She looks stunning in her new home too.

    I'm always tempted by small pieces of furniture to revamp, but have to tell myself no, you've nowhere to put them - LOL.

  11. That's awesome! I have a friend who refinishes furniture that she buys for a song and she makes it look AMAZING! I'm afraid I don't have the patience.

    If I tried to list what I'm working on now, I think my head would literally explode.

  12. Wowee! $2.00 for that sweet chair. I love how it looks in you kitchen. What a perfect place for it to live.
    Have a really fun day and enjoy each moment.
    Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

  13. Thanks for being so wonderful.
    Always a joy to hear from you. I am bad at replying but I do have affection for all my regulars.
    I hope you have a great summer
    aloha Lilla

  14. Oh my gosh, Only $2 bucks? You can't even buy a tube of glue that cheap. The chair looks wonderful at the desk.
    Hugs Lynn

  15. Awww What a perfect little chair!!! Great job!!!


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