A Little Bit Vintage, a LOTTA Bit Thrifty!

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I am linking up to Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Suzanne's place this week to share my oh so thrifty, and definitely vintage find of the week!

There she sat. In some random front yard on the drive to my brother's house. With a haphazardly attached sign saying simply "$5.00"

I spotted her out of the corner of my eye, thought I must have read it wrong and kept going. Ha ha! Kept going, that is, until the bargainista in me knocked on my brain and said, "Hello in there, turn around and go see, you know you want toooooo... you haaaaave tooooooo!"

So I pulled a "U-y" (pronounced You-eee) and zipped back as fast as my beating heart and lead foot would take me and sure enough. There she sat. And her asking price, a mere $5.

I am SO glad I own a station wagon.

She came home with me and received a little love in the way of some leftover white paint from the garage, a cushion I bought at Homegoods -clearance priced due to a busted zipper- and my pretty little blue crab pillow that I bought at the Christmas Tree Shop for a dollar or two a few weeks back.

What do you think? I think she's purty. ;)

Head on over to Coloradolady for more vintage finds!


Postcardy June 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

Your char was a good bargain and it looks great with the new blue cushions.

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage June 2, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Tara! Oh wow! It is purty! What a beautiful job you did with that old girl. Beautiful job and I also like the pillow. I just discovered your blog from your commenting on mine. Thanks so much for doing so, because I have now found a blog I love! Your blog is fabulous!

Queenmothermamaw June 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

That was a great buy. Purty, purty, purty. I love a deal like that. Great job with the pillow too. Blessings

Happy Cottage Quilter June 2, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

What a bargain! And your chair turned out so pretty.


Teresa June 2, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

Funny, I just repainted my wicker chairs today. I just love finding those treasures and giving them life again. You did a great job!

CC June 2, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

You have such a wonderful site..I love looking through it.. and I think you made a fantastic buy. What a treasure you have made..she does indeed look purty with her sweet cushion and pillow. You did well..
Happy VTT..

malkah June 3, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

Vintage AND thrifty -- the best possible combo. You did a fabulous job!!

Vonlipi June 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Amazing what some paint and cushions can do! Love the crab cushion! :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom June 3, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

That looks amazing! Honestly that is something I always want to do and than I get something home and go blank. Or figure, do I want to mess with paint? Do I want to scrape off varnish? And than I weenie out and give it away...

D.E. June 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Oh I love your chair and your seashells in your post below. I also make stuff with seashells yours are so pretty! Happy VT day!!! Blessing DE

Jen June 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM  

Ooh, I love your chair, it is purty! Great job on bringing it back to life (and saving a pantload in the process)!

Anna Matthews June 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

I love your chair and that pillow looks so comfy and inviting. What fabulous finds!

Lynne June 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

What an excellent find! And the redo looks fabulous.

Tallulah's Antique Closet June 3, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

Your chair turned out GREAT! It looks to me by the way it is bulit that it might be from the 1920's ~1940's. And what a bargin 5.00. Thank's for stopping by today. And enjoy your chair...Julian

Anna June 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

Well done! Love your renovation of the chair! Nice crab-pillow too.
Take a peek at my T-post, when you get the time!
Best wishes,

Anna's Ts

Nancy June 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

Wow, what a transformation! You got a great deal and made it into something so special! Love, love, love it!!!

Stacey June 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

What a great find! And your work really paid off- It looks lovely:)

AshTreeCottage June 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

Looks fabulous and you can't beat that price!!

Susan and Bentley

viridian June 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Honestly I would have passed that chair by. But you made it look great!

Sandi (Meme) June 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

You gave that chair and attitude, for sure! Isn't it fun though? Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my vintage napkins. Please come back again! Sandi

Ann June 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

You did a bang up job on that chair. I don't think I would have seen the possiblites that you did. Very nice.

Pink Roses and Teacups June 4, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

Hi, and thanks for coming by for a visit! Wow, $5.00!!! What a steal, and it came out awesome!!


Maya June 4, 2010 at 2:00 AM  

Love it..., with the cushions and all!!

Ulla June 4, 2010 at 2:16 AM  

What a bargain. You did a great job making the shabby chair look fresh and comfortable.

Sailing Simply June 4, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. Don't worry, I bought new lights for the front porch too, but painted all the other ones! LOL! I love your vintage wicker chair. It is "purty" now that you have repainted it! Painting wicker is a job, isn't it? Love the cushions you chose too! I am adding you to follow as well, nice blog!

Terra June 4, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

You saved the chair and made her pretty again.

GardenofDaisies June 4, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

OH I think she's purty too!!! So glad you went back for her!!!!!!

Coloradolady June 6, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

amazing transformation...love it!

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