Tuesday, September 20, 2011
$5 Shell Chair
Are you getting tired of seeing my garage sale
junk finds? I'm so sorry. Here's the thing though; since I started working I haven't quite found my groove for getting things accomplished. I'm talking the basic things - like buying groceries. Unfortunately, that means projects are having to take a back seat, for now. I know, right!
Anyway, here is an amazing shell chair I discovered at a yard sale and was able to get for $5!!! I'm honestly amazed at how many great buys I've come across this summer.
You probably have me pegged for one of those people who hits every garage sale and drives a hard bargain. The truth is I only go for about 2-3 hours a week, and the only bargaining I do is to simply ask, "Is this your best price?" Furthermore, I don't ask on everything, and if someone says it already is their best price, I do not push them further. I find with older items - especially if they have a tear or stain - people are just interested in getting rid of the stuff. Well I dearly love older pieces because I know they have a story, and I usually don't mind a tear or stain as long as the piece is in pretty good condition.
This chair is actually vinyl and has a few chunks missing. I don't like vinyl much, but the chair is very sturdy and the back and the wood is still in perfect shape. I know it will be gorgeous one day when I get it recovered, but I'm not sure what I want to do just yet. Thankfully this vinyl has a pretty pattern, and it actually looks really great with the chair I painted. If you missed that post, you can read how I painted a fabric chair, here.
For me the enjoyment is not as much about getting an item for a steal, but instead giving something that is passed over a new purpose in life. By draping an old lace tablecloth on this chair and adding a pillow, she becomes a Cinderella.
Look how lovely she looks next to the fireplace in my bedroom! Hmmm.......what an appropriate place for a Cinderella.
Thanks for stopping by,