A week or so ago my neighbor, nnK, came over with a present for me. She’d found a pair of vintage folding chairs that she thought I’d like being given away free on Marketplace .
Yep, they look right up my alley don’t they?
They were pretty grungy though, but what can you expect for ‘free’?
So I gave them a good scrub using the Dawn Powerwash that I shared on Monday. Then I gave them a quick coat of Dixie Belle paint in Drop Cloth. Once dry, I sanded them vigorously because at this point I had decided that I was going to keep these for the summer house and I like my stuff distressed.
Next I dug through my stash of transfers looking for just the right thing for these chairs. Ultimately I pulled out two of the old Prima Marketing transfers that were originally designed by IOD (before they went their separate ways). These were both favorites of mine, so I decided this was the perfect time to use them.
The Seeds transfer on the left is the small version. It also came in a large size (and I’m still hoarding two of those). I did a little search while working on this post and I couldn’t find a single source for the small version of the transfer. Bummer, this was my last one.
The French Pots II transfer on the right can still be found here and there online.
The two chairs were the perfect addition to the summer house.
As was the little vintage green lamp that I purchased at a garage sale recently.
Once again, I snazzed it up with a little section from a transfer.
I don’t actually have electricity out in the summer house, so this lamp is really just for looks. But its green base made it the perfect addition to the space.
I also purchased that vintage fly swatter at a garage sale. There was just something about the old-fashioned simplicity of it that appealed to me.
And since there aren’t any screens on some of the windows out there, it makes sense to have a fly swatter handy.
I’ll continue to keep an eye out for more garage sale finds to add to the summer house.
But in the meantime, it’s coming along nicely I think.