Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's a Good Day when...

You find two shield-back chairs AND a cool lamp for forty clams.
Can't wait to show you the afters (give me a few, though, OK?)

Support your Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, ya'll - good stuff to had!

36 comments:

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that is awesome!!! I got a shieldback recently for $30, and I thought that was a steal!

nameisgrace said...

oh i'm jealous! what great finds!

Vintage Junky said...

awesome!! Our Habitat is waaaay overpriced. Like $700 for a dining room table. Can't wait to see the after!
Michelle

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fantastic deal, Alison. I love them as they are right now. Oooh, does that show I have bad taste?!

xoxo
Jane

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great finds Alison, lucky you! Can't wait to see the result

lemondropdreams said...

I found a great, big, sturdy coffee table for $48 at an estate sale. I almost didn't stop b/c I had my two little ones with me, but I heard my husband in the back of my head that I should check it out. Can't wait to see what you do with your chairs. I have the exact same ones with my dining set and they are in desperate need of a makeover!!

Natalie Catherine said...

oh i love the backs of those chairs! i can't wait to see the finished look!!!

LindsB said...

That is a good day!!

Great finds, I cant wait to see how they look once you wave your magic wand to them :)

Lindsey said...

Nice catch!! Can't wait to see what your little hands can do with those!

Simply Mel said...

I can only imagine what you will do with these finds....something fabulous for sure!

my favorite and my best said...

GREAT day!!! whatcha gonna do?

La Maison Fou said...

Great scott;
What a find, those can be used for such great little pieces and pulled up when needed, and they are stable and made well.
Congrats on your find,
L.

NYCLQ said...

With all the thrifting I do, I have YET to go into the Habitat for Humanities store by me (in Ft. Lauderdale). You've inspired me to give it shot! Great finds!!

:D Lynda
http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

Kathysue said...

You found some treasures indeed. Is the lamp milk glass? I have two matching Warren Kessler lamps that I got at Salvation Army for $10 each. They are the same lamps that President Truman had in his home. I could tell they were well made lamps and the milk glass has such a wonderful gleam to it. Can not wait to see what you do with yours. I found two great linen drum shades at Target for mine and it really freshened them up. Kathysue

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Great finds! You're in Houston now, right?

My Interior Life said...

I think you may have gotten a slightly better deal than I did on my Craigslist chairs, but they look similar. I spruced mine up with some white paint and new fabric (you can check them out here: http://myinteriorlife.blogspot.com/2010/01/before-and-after.html). I love our Habitat store; very hit or miss but definitely worth a look.

Love your blog and linked some photos you posted a while back (I think it was cowhide-related).

Can't wait to see your after photos!

Yansy said...

Congrats on the great finds! I can't wait to see what you with them.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I've been in ours several times and it is just junk. Too bad, it isn't even anything someone would want for free. Your chairs and lamp are just fabulous. What great finds. Hugs, Marty

Dumbwit Tellher said...

No wonder your so happy!! You scored great. Looking forward to seeing the afters, I know they'll look great. Happy weekend to you ~

Katie said...

Cool!! What great finds!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the finds and the "ya'll":)

Anna said...

Oooooh weeee cant wait to see the finished product! :)

My House of Giggles said...

Oh it is definitely a good day when you find some thrift shop treasures like those! Don't you just love the hunt? ;) Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Tracey
myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Love those chairs! Nice job!

Erica said...

If you find six more of those babies, I'll take them!

Casa Bella said...

Can't wait to see the afters!

JMW said...

Great finds! I need to hit the thrift stores...

Haven and Home said...

Can't wait to see the after!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Amazing! Those are my dining rooms! Can't wait to see what you do with everything.

Averill said...

Great finds! Unfortunately or neighborhood H4H resale shop is pretty picked over, but I'm always donating stuff to them, so hopefully others will start doing the same...

Hill Country House Girl said...

Great finds!Welcome back to Texas! Have fun at Round Top - stay cool in those fields. You never know what our crazy Texas weather will be. I will be there late in the game - just for Marburger and the actual Round Top show.Gotta stay home the week before for my baby's 16th birthday!

My Notting Hill said...

Score!! Those chairs are great.

Torie Jayne said...

Great finds! Loving that lamp! Have a sweet day!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Isn't it fun to score a deal. I'm thrilled to see what you do!

Sarah said...

can't wait for the afters. fun.

Marija said...

Phenomoenal chairs. Can't wait to see the afters - I'm so curious! Marija