Friday, January 3, 2014

1st Find And Project Of 2014

 
 
Hi Blogger friends!
 
A couple of days ago I found this cute set of four chairs at a local antique mall.  It was love
at first sight with the buffalo check fabric and shape of the chairs.  It took all the restraint I
had to keep from doing the happy dance right there in the middle of the store.  
 
What I didn't love was the faux marble-like finish .  
 
 
 
 
 I have been carrying a swatch of that same check fabric in my purse for at least two years.
That was my sign that these chairs needed to go home with me.
 
 


 
There is a coordinating blue and white stripe fabric on the back and they are marked on the bottom "Made In Italy".
 
I couldn't wait to begin painting the frames.  Here is one of the chairs sanded and primed. 
 
Already much better!
 
 
 
I'll be busy painting this weekend and be back later to show you the finished chairs.
 
Have you started any new projects yet this year?
 
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
 
Hugs,
Sherry
 
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38 comments:

Stacey said...

Great find! They will be perfect when you do your little fix up to them.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the chairs - what a great find.

No projects yet. Still have to take down all the Christmas decorations and hopefully I can get that done this weekend. My COPD has been acting up so can't do to much as I get out of breath quickly. Always something ....
Looking forward to seeing you lovely chairs finished.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

What a great find. I love buffalo check too! I am working on painting some vanity doors in hall bath and changing out hardware. There are also some other projects in the works. Happy New Year!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice chairs. Love those checks. I will be painting tomorrow.

sharon smith said...

I'm so happy for you! I know that feeling....I think we all do. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
Sharon

Mari said...

Oh wow what a great score on your new chairs, you sure showed great restraint not doing a happy dance, I know I would have...haha....can't wait to see how they turn out all painted up.

Smiles~
Mari

Katie Mansfield said...

Lovely. I think they were meant to be. I haven't started too much yet. I changed out my china in the kitchen nooks but that's about it. I can't wait to see the finished result.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I would be doing the happy dance too. I love that fabric, can't wait to see the finished product!

Happy New Year

Carol

Audrey said...

What a great find I love those chairs and like you I would have snagged them up in a heartbeat! I can't wait to see them finished.

Debra Oliver said...

love that check, they'll be gorgeous!

Poppy said...

Hi Sherry,

They are beautiful, with gorgeous curves and my goodness, just the primer on them already has softened them. I love check anything. Can't wait to see them done!

Poppy

middle child said...

Those are gorgeous chairs! I usually like the "before" pictures most people post when re-doing something. But in this case I can see something certainly needed to be done with the finish. I am excited to see the finished product. I don't know what you paid for the chairs but I can guarantee you got a good deal.

sweet violets said...

What a great find!!! And they are in such good shape too, Can't wait to see the finished product!!! In the garage are some wooden pieces found over the summer, am going to set up a painting area in the basement and get to work when the holiday stuff is cleared out!!! Happy new year!!!

Chatfield Court said...

What a great find Sherry. Love the checks. Can't wait to see them all gussied up.
Kristi

sissie said...

Sherry,
This is what I call a real "score!" Love them and I know they'll be fabulous when you're done.

hugs
Sissie

Tricia said...

Nice find and you are right, better already.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous chairs and I love the fabric. They look amazing. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous find, Sherry! You are off to a great start for the new year. I always hope that is a forecast of how the rest of my year of finds will go.

Deserae said...

OMG!!!! Those chairs are amazing!!!!!! I love the buffalo check fabric...the color is so pretty!!!! Great find :o)
~Des

Scribbler said...

You lucky woman! I love these, but I agree, that is a strange finish. Can't wait to see what you do.

ginaceramics.blogspot.com said...

Dear Sherry, I can't believe the price of your chairs and from Italy to boot. So glad you brought them home where they will have the perfect setting.
Happy New Year to you and yours. Gina

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Wow! Those chairs are great and I can't wait to see them all painted!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

No projects yet....although I have a few in mind!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They are lovely! I like how fresh the checked fabric is. I hope you'll show them all finished.

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful find and I know you'll make them beautiful sans that marbling!

xo Kat

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

wow, what a great find! I love Frenchy chairs, and the buffalo check is perfect!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Those chairs are so classically pretty. Love to see them painted!

ARod Rodriguez said...

great chairs cant wait to see how they turn out Happy New Year

Something Nice and Pretty said...


They are gorgeous, and you have been carrying the swatch around with you? You must have almost fainted when you saw them, very excited for you! I Can't wait to see them all done!
Got sick New Years so that has kept me back on any projects, feel better today though!

lindaharre said...

Great chairs.....and the buffalo print is my favorite! Ever get tired of these..let me know :)

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Happy new year sherry! What a great project to start the year off with.

Marie Blackburn said...

Wow, don't you just love it when that happens...meant to be yours. Great find for sure! Glad I found you over at the Inspire Me Tuesday party. Must start following you.
Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

Candy S said...

Great chairs. The frames will be perfect in white. I'm on an aqua kick for the time being. I have a barrel chair with cane sides that will be aqua when I am done with it. But that project has to wait for better weather for spray painting.

Pamela said...

Cant wait to see it when it is finished Sherry!

Kathysue said...

Sherry you are speaking my language, CHECKS. LOVE the way your sweet chairs turned out!
Yes, a big project for us this year is getting new kitchen sink and counters, after 34 years it is about time,
Kathysue,
Happy New Year to YOU!

Judy K said...

What a great find with the buffalo check fabric. Beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with the frame. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Alison Agnew said...

yay for happy finds!

clearly
those chairs were meant
to go home with you

can't wait to see them
all finished

i've brought back
Fridays Unfolded
and would love for you
to stop by and share!

Alison
Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

Miss Kitty said...

Love your new chairs, Sherry! Great idea to use painter's tape to protect the upholstery while you are putting a better finish on them. Can't wait to see the finished product!