Tuesday

Chair find...

Did you ever drive down the street and need to slam on your brakes only to look into your rear-view mirror to see a long line of cars behind you?
Well today, early morning, I found myself doing just that!

Look what was sitting on top of a garbage pile!


Is this not the sweet'st thing you have ever seen!

The long line of cars behind me forced my car around the block to circle once more.. I had to put a bit of speed into it, "Lord don't let anyone else get it"!
Then I noticed a few motorcycle police hiding in the bushes so I had to slow it down and not look like a nut trying to get around the corner too fast!
           Well "I made it", in the drizzle rain, I jumped out of my car and put this sweet, dirty, wet chair in the back seat... I'm sure much to the humor of the other drivers!
I got her home and stood in the rain with the silly'st smile on my face!  "I got it"!!


I peeled off a few layers of peeling veneer to find really nice wood... 
Although it had no seat to speak of, I do have a scrap of plywood to cut a new one...
I'm so excited and will share the 'remake' of this sweet find with you another time.
Look at her! She needs to be my new sewing table chair, or maybe in the guest room?


Does not take much to "Make me happy"!  To be continued......

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52 comments:

Anita said...

What a great find Sandy! I think it has great potential. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I know how you feel I always feel like a fool throwing treasures from the curb into my car, but love the feeling of SCORE!

Carol

Grandma Nina said...

Ooh, I love it! I can just picture how adorable this is going to be. Can't wait to see the finished result.

Lourie said...

I am looking forward to seeing the end result!

~Robin~ said...

NICE! It has great details!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

No way I would have passed that up. Good for you!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandy, thanks for stopping by. Wow, what a find in that chair. I don't blame you for grabbing it up. The lines are SO pretty.

Kim said...

Great find - fantastic bones on that chair. It was worth circling back for :).

Barb said...

Hi Sandy,

This is so weird. I started to read you post and google translate automatically translated it into German. How crazy is that?

love the chair.

big hugs,
Barb

Pam said...

Wow! The scrolly arms and the "pleated" wood on the back make this a winner already; yeah for you for stopping!

too Blessed to Stress said...

awesome find! I LOVE the curves can't wait to see how it ends up!!!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Awesome find, can't wait to see the after!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

that is amazing! I've never found a curbside treasure, but I'm finally getting brave enough to snag one when I DO find it!

Laurie said...

I loooove your chair find! It is so lovely and charming! Come see me sometime - I'm giving away 3 super chic Sam Moon cuff bracelets! Thanks for sharing!
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♥Laurie

Cindy said...

Way to score! Can't wait to see what you do with it. It has great potential!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love that chair frame!I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Hey, you won the chocolate felt cupcakes on Tatertots & Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party! Send me your email and I will get you in touch with Andrea @ Ginger Blossoms.

XOXO
Jen

Holly said...

That would make me so happy...the lines on that chair are fabulous!!!!! I cannot wait to see its progress.

Jan said...

I would have snagged that chair too! Great find! You'll have fun doing that chair up!
:-)

malkah said...

Fabulous!

Vonlipi said...

I love finding stuff like that! It's the best feeling!

Do keep us posted of it's redo!

MessyMissy said...

Nah, you're no different than most of us crafters....that chair was an AWESOME find!!!!

LV said...

I love the style of that chair. I am sure when you are finished with it, we will be in shock. Will look forward to seeing it next time.

Leslie said...

I am sure more than one driver said DANGIT! as they passed by while you were soving it into your car, lol! I would have! Awesome find!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love that find!! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

I am sure everyone behind you was jealous! Can't wait to see your after!!

Have a great day ~ Sandi.

decdiva1 said...

love that! i am the same way! i will stop anytime, anywhere for a great piece of "junk"! i have a cute chair i got that way and she is now my dining room chair and all the other chairs are the same, so she stands out - saying this is the queen's chair!

Tara Beaulieu said...

What a great curbside find! The head chair at my dining table has the same scroll arms though the back is slightly different. Mine were an eBay purchase (with table) so not quite as good as your "FREE" but still a great deal. Especially since I just spotted similar chairs in the new Pottery Barn catalog going for between $269 and $299 a piece! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jen said...

What an awesome find, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

CC said...

What a great find you lucky,lucky girl. I can't wait to see what you do with it..I know it will be beautiful. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend

Atticmag said...

You are a picker after my own heart. That is one fabulous, fabulous chair and I'll be anxious to see what you do with it. I'm interested in hearing your ideas. Thanks for stopping by to see us last week and hope you'll stop by to check out our glass vessel sink giveaway. Jane F.

Robyn said...

oh my goodnesss gracious! WHAT A WONDERFUL FIND! I totally would have stopped as well!

Robyn said...

BTW, I saw this on beyond the picket fence. AND over the weekend, my husband and I saw a similar chair with NO seat at an antique store for 75 bucks! (we are looking for a chair for our desk)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I can't wait to see it finished!! What luck. The chair is beautiful!

Ulla said...

No, I have never found anything nice by the road except flowers, but I'm glad you did. Looking forward to seeing the chair in it's new look.

Mom2three said...

What a fantastic chair! So many possibilities and places it could grace a room. Can't wait to see what happens to this treasure.

Heather said...

OH it's going to be so beautiful! Please come link up to my new Fabulous Friday party! http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com/2010/06/link-up-for-2nd-round-of-fabulous_03.html
Thanks!

Stacey said...

What a fabulous looking chair-
It almost has a French flair to it- Very classical!

KJ said...

Visiting via the weekend wrap up, what a great score.I wish "my shop on the side of the road" had one of those. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Debbie said...

Been there slammed on brakes and scored! Very cool...can't wait to see what you do with it...that is the fun part!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a great fnd! Can't wait to see it finished!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Wow, what a great find! It's amazing the stuff people throw away!

Debbie said...

I would totally have slammed on my brakes too. That chair has beautiful lines! It will be a beauty.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow this is fabulous!! I would love for you to visit My blog. I am also hosting a Giveaway from CSN for $40 dollars !!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You are right! What a fabulous find! you will have a blast with those pretty lines. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
Donna

Charlotte said...

You need a license tag holder like mine so you can slam on brakes without warning! I have given my girls whiplash by slamming on brakes or whipping into a driveway!:) Love the chair! I would have gone back for it also!

Linda said...

I would have stopped for that for sure. Lovely lines, can't wait to see it's makeover!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous find. I love the lines and the deatil is gorgeous! I can not wait to see what you have planned. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are having a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stacey said...

Oh I bet that will turn out great!

Jennifer said...

too cute!

Charlene Austin said...

OH MY WORD! It is absolutely the prettiest chair ever!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, sandy, I already commented on your fab chair! Didn't you link this up a couple weeks ago?? If so, let's not repeat, please!

Thanks!

Anna said...

the chair has a great shape!