Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Matching Chair...for FREE!

You are NOT going to believe what I scored off the side of the road!

Isn't she great?! The best part is that a month or so ago I got the MATCHING chair for FREE too!

Remember the Tale of Two Chairs where my daughter spotted a couple of chairs in the trash? Well, this new chair came from the same ladies trash! Now I have BOTH of them! I could not be happier!

Here is the funny part of the story. The lady, who threw out these beauties, is a neighbor down the street. One night as E and I were out walking, I saw this chair under her carport. I wondered what she was going to do with it and why she kept one and not the other. I have patiently been keeping my eye on it every night as we go walking or when we are driving by her house.

Well, yesterday, on the way to the dentist, the chair was moved to another spot under the carport. Then when we came home from town, it was loaded in the back of their truck. I was disappointed, but at least I knew she had no intention of trashing it. Then, a couple of hours later, as we were doing school, I glanced out the window and saw the chair by the road!

I will not go into details of how I looked like a crazy women trying to get down there FAST before someone else snatched up MY (yes, I already claimed it!) matching chair.
I can't wait to get them reupholstered!

Here is my question, Have you ever reupholstered a chair yourself? If so, any advice or tips? I know so many people around blogland have reupholstered these type chairs and I want to try it, but the tufting makes me nervous.

For you locals who read this, if you know someone who does reupholstering, will you email me? I would like to consider my options.
Note: I am adding this to Rhoda's Thrifty Party...go check her out!


Karis said...

I don't know anything about re-upholstering, but I can understand the excitement of dragging the chair home. I would've been keeping an eye on it too if I had seen it outside but not by the curb. :-)

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I love the word FREE and you got a great chair! Make sure you post after re-upholstering. Warm wishes, Esther

The Little Red Shop said...

That is awesome! What a pretty chair!

: )


Wendy said...

What a find! I love those chairs!