I was out and about yesterday in search of some vintagey Halloween decor.
We have several pretty good thrift stores in our area- so I decided to stop in at a couple of them and see what was out there. Unfortunately, I didn’t find hardly any Halloween decor at all, and the costume selection was not much better!
But…the junking day was not a waste…
when I walked in to another thrift store
I found this lovely chair sitting forlorn in the corner
staring at me.
I knew instantly it was a find- but had to checkout the frame and wiggle it to make sure it was good… and check the price they were asking!
They were surprisingly asking only $35
Okay, so I was definitely interested at that price.
Already, I imagined different upholstery and ran through my mind
with a couple of fabrics that I knew I had in the armoire at home.
The frame was sturdy & I loved the deep carved details.
The flowers are gorgeous and though it has really dainty lines,
this is a nice sized chair.
Might not be vintage – I don’t know- but I love it anyway!!
The seat needs a bit of new batting or something,
so I figured why not ask if they would go less.
To my surprise,
they dropped it to $20.
It is marked Italy on the frame underneath.
So, here’s the dilemma…
the finish is in good condition…
good news, bad news…
originally I was thinking I wanted a frenchy chair to paint and shabby up,
but this one almost has too good a finish to paint.
So not sure what to do yet…
I also found this fabulous little old cardboard suitcase sitting on the floor.
Gorgeous vintage yellow color and red stripe details!!!
It is shabby~ shabby, shows wear, has had the handle fixed, and believe it or not-
has no bottom -there is just the inside lining!
But I LOVE IT-
it just is so darn cute!
So a couple of new inspiration pieces to add to the loooong list of projects I have!
Any thoughts on the finish on the chair?
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