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Garage Sale Score

by - Sunday, July 19, 2009

HandyMan, Chloe and I were out for a walk yesterday and stumbled upon a garage sale in our neighbourhood. It was late morning so we were surprised to see some nice items that hadn't yet been scooped up. We immediately fell in love with this beauty of a chair:

Its a reproduction Victorian round back parlor chair. The seller said it was made in Williamsville (NY?) and originally cost a few hundred dollars but we could have it for - wait for it - $20!! Sold!! I immediately envisaged doing one of those great chair makeovers Design Sponge features on her blog, like this one:

this one:

I love the curves on our chair and think a painted finish will really help to bring them out.

Tomorrow, I'll show you some fabric options I'm thinking of... and the surprising reason
only one of us will get to use this chair :o(

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  1. *swoon*

    Garage Sales in Calgary (at least in the suburbs where I live) never have awesome finds like that! Score indeed! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Wow! I just got something similar to do for my daughters "big girl" room. I actually have that pink chair makeover as an inspiration. I have the fabric narrowed down to a few bold choices so I can't wait to see what you pick.

  3. ohhhhhhhhhhh - i'm positively GREEN! I have been trying to find that exact style of chair for a while now for photo shoots...excellent score!

  4. Caroline11:12 AM

    After that's finished, even before, no one would believe they took $20
    for that chair. Wow.

  5. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Did you take that chair to a professional photo shoot? Nice white background, excellent lighting and all?

    Fun find, and can't wait to see what you will do to it, and to hear why ONLY ONE will get to use it. Has Handyman claimed it already? : )


  6. What a find! That is an awesome chair, can't wait to see its makeover.

  7. What a great chair! Can't wait to see the redo.

    PS: Love the new blog header photo!

  8. Hope it works out. I love the giraffe chair. It's so chic


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