Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oh my goodness! Has it really been that long since I last wrote?

Aidan and I have started a little mother & son tradition of going to garage sales a couple Saturday's a month. We always start out with a stop by our beloved Starbucks; I get my non-fat Cafe Mocha and Aidan goes for the old fashion glazed donuts. Ok, so I generally get one too. :) Once we've got our drinks and donuts we set off on our treasure hunt. Aidan's on the watch for toys he didn't realize we couldn't live w/out and I'm on the look out for anything else that strikes my fancy. We visit as we go and it has been a great little bonding time for the two of us. He's almost 4 and it's always amusing some of the conversations we have.

I found these chairs for the dining room table. Just begging for me to take them home and fix them up!month ago. A subdivision not far from us had a neighborhood garage sale and it was pretty amazing. It is a very wealthy neighborhood with some beautiful 'junk' but we weren't really finding much until the last stop of our trip. It was a beautiful, and I do mean BEAUTIFUL home at the end of this winding wooded cul-de-sac. I could almost hear the heaven's sing as we neared the house. The driveway was loaded with furniture of all kinds. Some were antique and some was thrift finds that she was reworking.

I ended up buying these 4 chairs at $10 a piece.

BEFORE - looking a little worn and sad.

AFTER - all freshly painted and feelin' sassy!

I sanded them down and painted them in a satin black. Added the foam to the seat template Handsome Hubby made and added the fabric. I wanted something in a floral print and stumbled upon this at JoAnn's. I believe it's from the Liz Claiborne line. I love it! It has the chocolate brown and greens I was looking for. Sort of a mod, vintage, even slightly South Pacific vibe...I will probably switch out to a black and white check or something with red this fall but I think this will look great for the spring/summer months.

I just love a good project and the thrill of a good garage sale hunt! My list of projects is long and plenty and I can't wait to share them with you. I promise to write soon!