Yard Sale!

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I have decided that this year is going to be my year of great yard sale finds.  Even more than finding a bargain, I love the hunt for the perfect piece.  There is nothing like the feeling of finding just the right item and grabbing it before someone else recognizes it’s beauty.  Oh but let’s not be fooled, beauty is in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?  One person’s trash is another person’s treasure and all those old sayings.  But, isn’t it true?  I can point something out to my daughter saying ohhhhhh look at this, all I would have to do is paint it or wouldn’t it look great if I put it in a certain room  ….  and she looks at it all I can see is that disapproving highly lifted eyebrow while she belts our a resounding NO!  Sometimes I do take her advice and walk away and other times I say ohhhh you’ll see, once I touch it up or re-purpose it, repair it or re-do it, you will love it… and sometimes she actually does!  Honestly though, I know this is my year of great finds, I can just feel it!  Look what I found today…

Isn’t she pretty? I love the detail of the caned back…

The curved arm…

It tilts, it rolls, it’s in great condition! Now I have to decide if I should paint it a shabby chic slightly distressed white or leave it as is and just clean it up. I know whichever way this will be the most fabulous chair for my home office.

What would you do with it? Paint it or leave it? If you painted it what color would you use?  I could see it in a black, a grey, a light green…the options are endless, aren’t they? Oh, and the price, $10!  I almost fell over, I couldn’t even offer her less!!  It is by far a great first yard sale find of the year!!

What have you found so far?



— Deedee

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