9.19.2011

Practically free furniture

This is what $2.50 looks like:
 At least, that's all I spent on these three rummage sale finds this weekend.

 This ottoman--comprised of six cane circles and a wooden top--was fifty cents. 


The same seller didn't have a price sticker on the little tapered-legs table. I asked the price and he said free. Yes, please!

 The retro upholstered chair was the big purchase of the day--$2.00. 

The metal legs and arms were a bit rusty and worn, and the tweed upholstery has a slight tear, but otherwise it's in great shape.

Mike and I disassembled all three pieces,


sanded,

painted,

and upholstered...


...where necessary. (We decided to leave the chairs upholstery for another time--it'll make a good winter project.)

Twenty-four hours later and things were looking a little cleaner, a little fresher:

We painted the formerly brass pieces of the chair's arms white for greater contrast.

 The ottoman went white--though I'm not sure it'll stay this way. I'm thinking it could be really fun in some other colors. We'll see.


And the table, which will go to my brother's new apartment, also got a two toned makeover. I decided to simply paint the metal caps on the feet because I couldn't get the old paint and gunk off very well. I may hand paint them for a contrasting look.

Money well spent.

Sharing on Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.

11 comments:

  1. That chair is the real steal of the day, not steal, find, way to go.
    Lisa

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  2. Your brother is so lucky - what great finds!

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  3. Wow, what great finds for only 2.50! Amazing!

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  4. Amazing finds! I swear we can find such great stuff in ND where in other parts of the country you'd have to pay a ton more. Your transformations look great!

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  5. Would love for you to share this on my new thrifty blog hop-posts like this are exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Very nice job on the ottoman! I love how a fresh fabric and paint can totally change the appearance of things, and make them up to date-at a fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere!

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