Meadowcrest Cottage

Sunday, April 18, 2010

$2.00 Goodwill Chairs

This past week I have been busy at work and attending the Sun n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Fl. It is such a great place to be even if you have no interest in aviation. There were so many interesting airplanes and I got to meet many interesting pilots, including 5 of the very few remaining Women Airforce Service Pilots. These women, most in their 90's now, were WWII pilots, flying amazing airplanes. The Ninety-Nines Inc, International Organization of Women Pilots of which I am proudly a member, hosted a luncheon for the Wasps. They told such touching stories-Oh Well, this should be in another blog. Anyways...

On the way home from Lakeland, the Goodwill Store was calling my name as I passed through Plant City, Fl. I always like to stop and see what "deal" they have going on in the furniture section of the store.

I found 2 chairs for $2.00 each. They are very sturdy chairs that I am going to use for either my guest room or sewing room.

Here is the before. They were painted yellow and blue with a cushions that I actually liked. Someone had put quilted pillow shams as the chair covers. They were too dirty to come clean, so I had to throw them out.

I removed the chair covers. Sanded and painted the chairs with 1 can of primer and 2 cans of paint. My hubby has "the best" painting room in his workshop that he lets me use. It is vented and all the spray is drawn out with a fan. So much better than painting outside.

I then recovered the chair pads with a fresh piece of foam and I used pieces of scrap fabric, -a periwinkle blue with white petals.

I stapled the fabric down and slipped them back on the chairs.

Check it out!


shannon said...

Your chair turned out cute! Thats too funny that you have one just like the one I got. Sounds like you got a better deal though. I paid $7.99 for mine. Good idea putting it outside- I cant wait to see how it turns out!

Cathy said...

Your chair is darling! I love the fabric you used to recover it!

Great job!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

good for you Girl~! a super bargain turned into major beauty and function... gotta love goodeill:)

Patty Carrier said...

You did a phenomenal job on your hubby's desk. I love it! You are so talented. One day I hope to have the time and be able to do things like this. You are my inspiration! you're doing a great job, keep it up lady!!!