It’s raining chairs, hallelujah, it’s raining chairs.
Just when I mentioned that I should be stocking up on more chairs to pair up with desks, sure enough I hit the mother lode of chairs. Well, perhaps it’s not as mystical as all that. My friend Sue happened to stop off at a garage sale that was only about 3 blocks from my house. When she noticed that they had a bunch of very reasonably priced chairs, she gave me a call.
I ran over there with my sister and niece last Friday evening while the Chinese takeout they brought over was getting cold. Then I had to call Mr. Q and have him come meet us with the truck. Then, I went back again the next morning and bought some more stuff. And here is only some of what I came home with.
The drawers and the cane back chair came home with me on the 2nd trip. The rest is from the first trip.
There are also two more chairs that I already stashed upstairs in the barn for next spring. They are chairs that once had cane seats, but now just have a hole where the cane was. They make perfect ‘planter’ chairs, so I’ll hang on to those until spring.
And then, just in case I hadn’t brought home enough chairs, my sister-in-law popped by shortly after the Chinese take out was consumed and she brought me this chair.
This chair is already paired up with a desk I plan to paint in the coming weeks.
I also grabbed a pile of old windows at the garage sale. I have a co-worker who makes really darling custom window signs for people, so one of these is for her (she only needs windows without muntins so only one will work for her).
The rest are for me, just in case I find the perfect spot for an old window.
I grabbed a few smalls at the sale too, including this fantastic cocktail shaker.
This cane back chair is one of the items I went back for on Saturday morning.
It had some lovely details. I’ve already got Ken working on a solution for the seat. Dare I even tell you how much this chair cost? I can’t resist, it was only $3!
This pair of yellow chairs has already been re-styled …
now they are white …
My favorite of the chairs though is the crusty blue and white farmhouse chair.
Just check out that original chippy paint!
This guy is going to hang out with me for a while. You’ll likely see him in a few furniture photo shoots.
And in case you are wondering about the drawers, yes I bought 3 drawers with no dresser.
People occasionally buy dressers that are missing drawers, but somehow these drawers were missing their dresser. They were also only $3 each though, and they were worth that for the hardware alone. I plan to use a couple of those key hole escutcheons on another dresser. I have some fun ‘pinterest’ ideas in mind for the drawers once they have been robbed of their escutcheons, so stay tuned!