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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Scored Louie Chairs At A Yard Sale!

A Chair Affair!
When we have guests over, we ask that they sign a "We won't sue you if your chairs fall out from under us and cause bodily harm or extreme embarrassment" waiver.
Not only are our dining chairs wiggly, but they also sing a chorus of squeaks at the slightest touch.
New dining chairs, however, rank very low on the priority list around here.  Our four small people don't seem to be moving out anytime soon and they are so demanding with all of their "we need food and clothing" blah, blah, blah's!


So...my dining chair lust has been confined to Pinterest only. Louis chairs are women's porn my obsession of choice.




Source: flickr.com via Room on Pinterest



So...when I stumbled around the block (fully hopped up on coffee) to my neighbors yard sale,  and I saw Louis chairs,  I broke out in a full sprint that looked like this:


Ok, so maybe more like this:



I could not believe my eyes! Louis chairs that were calling for me...waiting for me! Some might even call it destiny.



Cue music for "Beverly Hillbillies"


Trying to rally my courage to use this fabric on the medallion

Here is my plan of attack:
1. Strip current fabric from chairs.
2. Paint with the palest grey chalk paint. (Annie Sloan "Paris Grey" or "French Linen" would be a dreamboat!)
3. Beg gal pal and sewer extraordinaire, Pam, to help reupholster.
4. Have a dinner party free of "Don't sue me" waivers!


                                             This is what I am thinking...what say you?


                                                                               Source: honeyandfitz.blogspot.com via Kate on Pinterest



(If the yard sale house looks familiar, you might remember "A Storybook Cottage For Sale")


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http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.com/
http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com/
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http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/
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http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
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http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://www.the36thavenue.com/
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
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http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
http://www.polishthestars.com/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/



Creative Kristi Designs

54 comments:

  1. Oh. My.Gosh. How absolutely gorgeous and LUCKY LUCKY YOU!!! Can't wait to see them transformed! :)

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  3. I wish my neighbors had garage sales like that--lovely!

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  4. Lucky find! I would of came home with the two accent chairs, too! Love the material, can't wait to see them finished. I am a new follower.

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  5. Sounds like a great plan for those chairs. Do it and report back soon.

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  6. Great find! Will look forward to seeing them again!

    Sara

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  7. Wow, beautiful. did you pick up the blue one for me? Stop over and check out my anniversary giveaway.

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  8. I love these chairs too. Lucky you to find them.

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  9. Wow! I think I would have grabbed those two, plus the other two I can see in the picture! Fabulous chairs. Not that I have anywhere to put anymore chairs. Great find and I'm sure they will look gorgeous once you are done with them.

    Visiting from Met Monday! : )

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  10. ok first thanks so much for immortalizing my last yard sale!.. i had fun thanks to you! and many others.. one suggestion.. you might try high lighting the little rosettes on the tops of the legs with a little red or green paint..or even silver..

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  11. Nice finds!! Those are going to be beautiful! New follower here. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Also, if you get a chance PRETTY PLEASE check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on next week. I would love to see you be a part of it!! :)
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

    Have a great week!

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  12. I am giggling in delight on your behalf!! What a find of epic proportion!!
    A gal always need a Louis...

    Veronica
    Tassle Twigs and Tastebuds

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  13. Fabulous chairs. I would have been very excited to walk up on those. Love your fabric- go for it.

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  14. I'm going to be kicking myself forever for missing that yard sale, Kerri!!!

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  15. Love the chairs, they were a great find! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  16. Gorgeous! And, I want those kind of neighbors too! Great job on the refinish!

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  17. Oh wow. I want to go to that yard sale! Great finds and beautiful work!

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  18. Gorgeous Chairs! Look at all that stuff at the yard sale!

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  19. I am totally and completely jealous of your chair find!!! I love Louis chairs!! Can't wait to see how they turn out! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday!! :)

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  20. Wonderful finds! So jealous!!! Your plan sounds great!

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  21. Yep jealous is the right word! Would love for you to come and share for Treasure Hunt Thursday!

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  22. Lucky you. Gorgeous chairs and can't wait to see them done.

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  23. Oh my! Those are gorgeous. They look a lot like mine.
    http://beatricebanks.blogspot.com/2011/11/louis-chairs.html
    I haven't had the nerve to redo mine. And you are very lucky to find that many. Marvelous!

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  24. AWESOME finds!!! Go with french linen, maybe...it would be beautiful with your fabric and be a bit warmer. But that's just my two cents..it'll be gorgeous either way!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  25. Wow! You hit the mother load!! I can completely relate to this post. I have also been stalking Louis chairs. I stumbled upon an antique store that I didn't know existed and found the perfect chair on Tuesday. I swear when I saw the chair, my heart started racing! It was so exciting!!

    Can't believe you got so many chairs! Are you going to upholster the caned ones? Mine has caning, but I'm considering keeping it. Congratulations!! I totally appreciate your joy!!

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  26. Completely envious of your find! Visiting from Creative Kristi, new follower!

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  28. Wow! They are fab! I have never scored such an awesome find at a garage sale. I think Annie Sloan's French Linen Chalk Paint would work better with your fabric.
    Email me your address to lisa@anniesloanunfolded.com so I can see this project through ;)

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    1. French Linen, huh? I haven't made my final decision so I might have to jump ship!
      Thank you so much, Lisa! How lucky am I to get an AS fancy consult?

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  29. i love those chairs!! i've never been able to find one at an affordable price...i need neighbors like yours!!

    love that dog in the first garage sale photo, he looks very at home and regal looking next to the chairs lol.

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    1. It was the yard sale of all yard sales. Had I had more cash, I would have bought every stinkin' thing!
      Thank you, Michelle!

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  30. Nice find our neighborhood yard sales just consist of old spit covered baby stuff - I know you are jealous try to contain yourself! I cannot wait to see these when you are done!!!
    -Jacque

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    1. I have enough spit up clothes, furniture and toys to last a lifetime!
      I am feeling the Annie Sloan love- can't wait to attack them this weekend!
      Thank you, Jacque!

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  31. Oooh, can't wait to see what you do to them. Gorgeous bones.

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  32. Can't wait to see the Annie Sloan paint on them....Paint fast!

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    1. Oh, Cindy! I am just over the moon to finish these bad boys!
      Great to meet you at Haven!

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  33. Amazing score! I love your plan of action for the chairs. Can't wait to see the final product!

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    1. Thank you, Chelsea! I am going to actually break from my white, white, white interior and GO FOR PARIS GREY from Annie Sloan! I might need to use Lamaze breathing.

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  34. Um. I say Grab your balls and Hell Yeah! Fabric it up- I can totally see them looking Stunning girl!! Can't wait to see these all dolled up! NICE FIND!!!!

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    1. I'm having heart failure because I am an all white kind of girl...this might do me in.

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  35. Oh you know I love these chairs- and love seeing them again~ they are gorgeous! Paris grey...sigh...Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

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    1. Oh, Courtney! I am so excited to finally be working on these chairs!
      Have a great weekend!

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  36. They say kids only need one good meal a week....
    These chairs are magnificent. That fabric is PERFECT!!! Be brave, be very brave.

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  37. Just found your blog. Thanks for a good chuckle and congrats on the chairs - total score!

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    1. You can always come here for a chuckle!
      Thank you so much for popping by!

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  38. Hi Kerry!!!

    I really enjoyed reading about your new chairs. Treasure hunting is fun...isn't it? I found out about your blog through Courtney at French Country Cottage. The chairs look great!!!

    I wish I had been at that garage sale. The blue chair is so beautiful!!

    Until next time, take care and have a great weekend!!

    Pam
    Pamluvspink

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    1. Thank you, Pam! My mom and granny used to call it "junkin'"! I love it, too!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  39. Wow! What a find! Can't wait to see them with your creative touch! Oh, I love the dog sitting on the carpet! ~Kristie

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    1. Isn't that pooch adorable!?!? Thanks for popping by, Kristie!

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