Latest Great Finds and a Finished Project

Hi there, last week I really hit the jackpot at our local Goodwill shop.  I have been collecting green bottles and displaying them on an industrial piece that I picked up last spring.  My daughter Michelle, who has wonderful decorating taste,  has been incorporating industrial pieces into her home and I just love how it adds a modern edge to her rooms.  After seeing her place, I wanted to get that look too :)  I had been on the lookout for pieces that I could  incorporate into my house when I  came across this enormous shelving unit at the antique flea market.  It came from a furniture manufacturing company ‘s warehouse that was closing its doors and selling its contents.

Great Find at the Lake County Flea Market for Family Room Makeover

I loved everything about it, especially its color.  I bought in and rolled it out to my SUV, then immediately panicked when I realized how big it was!  Oh my, what have I done?????   I didn’t seem quite that big inside the huge building I bought it in.  Thankfully,  I have a girlfriend whose husband has a pickup truck.  Lorrie usually comes to these flea markets with me,  so when I called she was so gracious and came right away to help me!  What a friend!    While I was waiting, I really was thinking maybe I made a mistake, shoot!  My fears were calmed when Lorrie immediately loved it too.  It barely fit into the truck bed, but with help from a couple of guys at the market, we got it in and drove very slowly all the way home.  When my husband saw it, he could hardly believe his eyes :)  He was visualizing it in the garage with all my loot on it, but he is a good sport and really does like it in our family room.

Placed in my family room before latest find

And after this week’s Goodwill find.

with added finds

Notice the three large demijohns!  Yes, I found them at the Goodwill.   I love their texture.  What do you think?

Onto another project completed this week.  Have you noticed how retro chairs are on the comeback?

Wisteria on sale for $639 plus $150 shipping

A couple of weeks ago I found these two chairs when I was making my rounds at the resale shops.   There is something about this squared back and sleek arms that I really like!   What do you think?  Can you visualize them painted and with a new updated fabric?  Or are you just thinking B A D, Bad, bad?

As found

side view, I like the cane and the shape of the legs too

I removed the piping and cushions and painted the frame with Annie Sloan Graphite paint and finished with Briwax Dark wax.  Huge improvement there…. next I  beefed up the cushions and  attached them directly to the chair instead of having loose cushions.    Here they are now in my basement/workroom/showroom combo…..

finished chairs

I didn’t have two matching colorful pillows, but I do like the pop of color on them.

leather accents and nail head trim

Close up of the details that I used to cover the staples.  All the items hanging on the wall behind the chairs are vintage pieces that I have been finding and will be offering at the sale I am having in January.

One more look with different pillows….

with leopard pillows

colorful pillows one more time

What do you think?  I really like them.  Do you think the  shape is fantastic too?   I have a couple more chairs that are a similar shape that I still need to redo which will look great across from these two with that hugh ottoman in the middle.    Love to hear your thoughts.  Have a great week!

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