Saturday, July 13, 2013

Amazing Goodwill Find

Nate and I made our weekly stop at Goodwill the other day and I immediately spotted an awesome pair of chairs!!!! I posted about them on Facebook and the fact that I couldn't buy them because they wouldn't fit in my car. I was bummed to leave them behind to say the least. 

After I got home I noticed I had a message from my friend Janet from White Barn Vintage. She said she was at Goodwill and was going to have the store hold the chairs for me until I could meet her there the next day with her truck and she would take them to my house!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awwww! She's the best!!!

So, I have the chairs and am now anxious to get started on trying my hand at reupholstering them! I'll keep you posted!!

See how gorgeous they are!?! 
Looking at this picture, I just noticed they are two different styles of chairs!!! 



 Aside from the dated color of the fabric, they are also quite stained

I do not think I will be attempting to keep the channels and tufting when I reupholster.............we shall see..........


I'm still debating on how I want to redo them. I am definitely painting the wood, but have not nailed down fabric. Grain sacks, linen and hemp are all options I'm considering!


If you have reupholstered chairs like this, or have seen tutorials, please send the links my way!!!

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30 comments:

  1. Very nice chairs and best of all, what a nice friend!

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  2. Oh these are going to be such gorgeous Mr and Mrs chairs - can't wait to see what you do with them.
    And that friend of yours?
    She's a keeper - wow - how special!
    XOXO

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  3. Those are so cool! I see the Peddlers Place is bringing in new Grain Sack fabrics. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  4. Oh my I love them. Cant wait to see the finished project!

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  5. Congrats, I totally adore these chairs and the fact that they're similar, but not exactly alike! Gorgeous! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  6. WOWZA! I am soooo jealous! Chairs are always better in pairs!

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  7. What Sweet find! if I ever decide make the switch from "country" to "shabby chic" this is where I'd start ;-) From browsing blogs and Pinterest, it's obvious it is "shabby chic's" turn in the decor world. I'm into country and prims, but I do love this ;-)

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  8. Why can't I ever come across chairs like these!! Love them!!! :-)

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  9. Cant wait to see what you do with these. I love them!

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  10. Great find ! The wood looks very sturdy ! Beautiful chairs !

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  11. Lucky you to get the pair! I ran across one (I thought) in a barn sale a few years ago, and put in a bid. They called and said, "Which one did you want because one is sold." What? I wound up with the lady chair (the one with the low arms) and mine is green. I am going to watch what you do with yours, because I have been trying to work up the nerve to do something with mine. It is in my BR, and I kind of like it as is, but the look is rather granny-ish I guess? At any rate, good luck and keep us posted.

    Stopping over from Nita's party.

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  12. WOW! That was an amazing find and utterly sweet of Janet to get them for you!

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  13. I I love your chairs!! Seriously awesome find!

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  14. Oh wow. Those are going to be simply stunning once re-done. What a great treasure to rescue!!

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  15. Lucky duck! They are gorgeous!

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  16. Oh my word, this is an unreal find. Can't wait to see them all done. Don't you just love Goodwill. I find the best things there. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  17. Such a great score! It is so hard to find pairs of chairs and those are stunning. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  18. I'm visiting from s.s.style's link up and I can not wait to see the end result!
    -Lauren

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  19. Wow what an awesome find. I would have snatched these up too! I know how if feel not to be able to fit stuff in your car, it happens to me all the time and I have a small SUV. I recently went to Tongeren flea market in Belgium and found all this amazing and cheap furniture that I could not take with me. It was a tease!

    -Brittany Ruth

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  20. Very nice chairs...
    For the horseshoe to give you luck, you have to put the open side up !
    For the luck and richness fill out your life...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  21. wow wow wow great chair find! I can't wait to see what you do to these!

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  22. Those chairs are amazing! I love me some Goodwill finds. They just opened up new goodwill location in Jacksonville, plan on making a trip this Saturday! New follower from http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/

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  23. Miss Mustard Seed has great tutorials on her blog and she did a channel chair. Check it out.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

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  25. So glad you got to bring them home!
    All the best,
    -Revi

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  26. These are going to be really pretty! The good will is awesome (& so is your friend!)!!
    XO,
    Christy

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  27. Gorgeous chairs and what a great find! They never have anything like this at my Goodwill. I can imagine your disappointment at not being able to get them, but you must have been over the moon when your friend called!

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  28. Amazing chairs! I never find anything that good.

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  29. these are incredible! can't wait to see what you'll be doing with them!

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  30. Great Chairs!!! What a find! I think the lady chair has the lower arms so that she can sit and knit or crochet comfortably without the chair arms getting the way of her elbows. I think I read that somewhere......

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