Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Craiglist find

Hey! I hope the beginning of August has been good to you so far. If you have not linked up any of your goodies at the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop from Sunday, there is still time! You can find the link here. I'm digging all of the inspiration I'm finding there!

My relationship with Craiglist lately has been looking up. He does make for a touch-and-go sort of relationship. Don't you just hate those guys?

We sold a few things in the last month or so....spare dining table, some old unworn golf shoes that Freddie had (and had no idea to whom they belonged), extra dining chairs. We're putting that money towards a new purchase for our dining room, which is being repurposed. Stay tuned.

I did, however, find a few diamonds in the rough recently. I was poking around on the antiques board and came across some pretty chairs.




The lady who sold them to me had been cleaning out her barn and found these. The best part? She listed one for $40 (and I did not intend to pay that much). So, when I met her to check them out, she brought both and offered both to me for $25. Sold and score! Apparently, she did not want to lug one or both of them back home with her. ; )

She called them a harp and lyre chair, which I'll have to investigate and research. I love the shapes and they are in good condition. One will go in my repurposed dining room and the other? Perhaps my daughter's big girl room-to-be.

I'm excited to facelift these!












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7 comments:

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

These chairs will be so pretty transformed. I bet you were excited to get both for only $25.00. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Jennifer. I would love to have you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Deborah March said...

WOW!! Score!! Looking forward to seeing what you'll do with these beauties!

Deborah, visiting from
upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com

Tanya Anurag said...

Quite a deal. Would love to see what you do with them.

Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Karie's Chic Creations said...

You scored a great deal. I recently transformed a chair just like them. They are such classic chair designs. I believe they are a knock off of DuncanPhyfe's Harp chair. Can't wait to see them all finished. Good luck. Karie

Pamela said...

What fabulous finds! I would love for you to stop by Treasure Hunt Thursday sometime!

Hugh & Hollie Carson said...

I have a pair of those EXACT chairs. They are sitting in the garage right now because one is lime green. I stripped the other one. I’d love to see what you do with them. I can’t seem to let go of them, but don’t really have a place for them in the house just yet. I’ve had them for years and years and the lime green one was in my teaching classroom when I was teaching spanish. The kids kinda broke it in, but it’s still holding up. let me know what you do with it. hollie(at)renewalchurch(dot)cc

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Fantastic finds and such a great price too!! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Thanks for linking up at FNF and sharing this week!! :)