Sunday, February 28, 2010

New (old) chairs

My latest find at the Goodwill this week - these two chairs $5.99 each:
(This was after I recovered one of the seats already).
They are pretty good quality chairs, made for Broyhill furniture:

After some white paint and neutral fabric:

here they are in my office / library / craft room
On the "to do" list for this room:

  1. Paint the desk white, but I think leave the top with the original finish / stain, like this one  that I saw on Miss Mustard seed's blog This was a free find - picked up in front of a neighbor's house when we lived at the old house.

  2. paint the light fixture, either white or oil rubbed bronze (like this one Miss Mustard seed did).  Her blog is a great inspiration for DIY painting projects and furniture re-dos!

  3. organize the craft / scrapbooking supplies storage.  I do have a lot more things stored in my closet under the stairs, so some of this may get moved there, once I organize and get rid of some things I don't need.
Here is the current set-up that needs some de-cluttering.  The white shelf on the wall was another yard sale find - $3!
I think my favorite thing in the room and maybe one of my favorite things ever is this oil painting, artist unknown. 

I'm sharing this post on Metamorphosis Monday.


Martha said...

A great job on the chairs. They look fabulous!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your chairs turned out beautifully and what a bargain! I have lots of stuff on my "to do" list, it never seems to get shorter!

I love your oil painting, the little girl is too cute!

Kat :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on the redos. You got some good deals.

Destination Seaborn said...

I love the chairs! Great job. The white really updates them! Lisa

Teri said...

Yuur chairs are gorgeous! My husband send his thanks for his pantry makeover. =)
Have a blessed week.

Allison Shops said...

I really like the chair back shape and the caning. The desk will be lovely painted white with a wood top. Your painting is very sweet.

Liz said...

Perfect! You did such a great job on your chairs. Love them!


Atticmag said...

What a great job you did with those chairs. Just terrific and such great buys. Enjoy them now for a long time.
I'm of two minds about the desk. I could see a color on it as well but leaving the top au naturel seems just right. Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my picture wall.
-- Jane F.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE those chairs!!!! :)

Meg said...

Those chairs look so wonderful! You did a fabulous job. And I love that they could go in any room.

I think that desk will look beautiful in white with the top in its original finish. What a fabulous find!

Paula said...

You got a great bargain on those chairs and you did a fabulous job of updating them.