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Sunday, June 17, 2012

My first custom order … more yellow!


If you remember my post about my flea market finds, you’ll remember this chair I found that day.  

While looking at the furniture in this particular booth, I found a chair I liked and considered buying, but I kept looking through the booth at the rest of the furniture for sale.  When I saw this beauty I fell in love with it.  It has so much character – much more than the first chair I had looked at and consequently passed on.  The legs on this chair are just so cute.  I knew I had to have it.  I asked the man selling it if he’d accept $10 less than the ticketed price and, to my surprise, he said yes!  I thought he’d haggle with me, but he just said yes!  I handed over my money and that baby was mine!
As I walked out of the booth with my new treasure tucked under my arm, my mother-in-law says “Would you be willing to paint that chair and sell it to me?”  Talk about an easy sale!  I was originally planning on painting and selling the chair anyway (although I’m still in search of a shop in which to sell my painted furniture), so the fact that I “sold” it 30 seconds after I bought it made me quite happy!  I showed my mother-in-law the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors and let her pick out which ever color she wanted.  She really liked Cream, so we went with that.  After some paint, a little distressing, and clear wax, it is ready to go to its new home! 





I love this chair and wish I had a place for it in my own home, it’s just so darn cute!  But, I suppose I can “visit” it at my in-laws’ house whenever I want!  ;)
Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my latest project.
Hope you have a wonderful week!


I'm linking up to the following blogs to share my project!


Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party
Embracing Change - Creative Inspirations
Restore Interiors - Restored it Wednesday
Liz Marie Blog - Link Up With Me, Liz Marie
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up With HoH
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up Party

11 comments:

  1. I love the chair. You did a really good job with it, esp. the distressing. I'm stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop. So nice to "meet" you. I'm a new follower.

    Shasta
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Shasta! Nice to "meet" you, too! ;)

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  2. Oh my goodness, it turned out sooo good! I love it! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop…I would love if you would come say hello :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  3. I own that chair and love it!!!!! The color is perfect the distressing totally cool! Now seeing it ... I want all the accessories too! Hope next time we come you don't end up missing a throw... Of course you'd know where it went and it would be hard to hide when you visit! Thank you for selling the chair to me. Love it!

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  4. oh my word, beautiful! where did you find how to do this?

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  5. Very pretty! I love ASCP Cream, but wait, I think i love them all! LOL I see you are in MI, i always love to 'meet' new people in MI. So, HI!

    Blessings,

    Michelle
    www.reimaginedjustforyou.wordpress.com

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    1. Ah! So good to "meet" you, too, Michelle! So glad you stopped by! I love finding other bloggers from MI! :)

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  6. Very cute chair - great job! And it sold so fast!!!
    Would love if you stopped by my linky party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  7. Very sweet chair! My mother-in-law has bought some of my projects, too.

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  8. Such a sweet chair! Love the distressing! Thnaks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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