Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thou shalt not steal.

So I'm getting down to business with my parents living room re-do. My mom picked out a spankin' new couch and love seat, and the rest is pretty much up to me! I really wanted to get a pair of chairs added to the seating mix; and as much as I've always liked spending my parents money (kidding... sort of), we're working with a limited budget, and I knew chairs could easily set us back several hundred bucks. 
One of the blogs I visit on a regular basis, Freckles Chick, just did a beautiful living room re-do in her home. I spotted her chairs and instantly knew I had to have them. Fab, aren't they? I asked her where she got them, and she said she picked them up at a used furniture store. Ahhh, of course. That meant if I really wanted them, I'd have to either a.) steal them from her, or b.) search thrift stores and craigslist and hope to get lucky. Option "a" sounded a heckuva lot easier. 
Alas, I searched craigslist day in and out. I would find a chair with decent potential, but I needed two chairs that matched and that was tough to come by. Finally I spotted these pretties:
They were exactly what I had been looking for, and the best part is that they were just $3o for both chairs! I called the number that was listed, but she informed me that someone was on their way to pick them up. I could have cried. Option "a" was looking like a pretty good one at this point. Good thing I remembered the 10 commandments (particularly #8).
The next day, the craigslist lady called me to tell me that the chairs were never picked up, and that they were all mine if I still wanted them. Score! I sent Jon to her house with his pick-up truck, and they are now in my garage, waiting to be taken to my parents house! 
So whaddya' think? I know I want to stain the wood darker to an espresso. The upholstery is in pretty good condition, so I'm not sure I'll even mess with that. And if they don't end up working out, they were only 3o bucks! Not too bad, right?

11 comments:

kari said...

That's an awesome deal Leslie! Way to go!

Jeremy and Mindy said...

I'm definitely a sucker for chairs, they are my weakness!
And I <3 craigslist! One man's junk another man's treasure!

Lauren and Matt said...

Omg, what a great deal! And those are wonderful chairs!

Kristal said...

Wow, killer find!! I can't wait to see them after the wood is a bit darker.

Freckles Chick said...

Awww, thanks L. You flatter me so =)

Isn't thou shalt not covet one of the commandments? Well call me a sinner, b/c I'm seriously coveting your beautiful chairs!! OMG, what a find. They are fabulous!!

The tufted upholstery-devine. The wood detail-delectable. The price-WOW! I'm just speechless. Post pics of them in your parents LR if you do use them, will you please?

At least I know they're going to a good home. *sighing wistfully*

Freckles Chick said...

BTW, I also painted mine espresso b/c they were nowhere near as polished as yours are. I love it!

http://freckleschick.blogspot.com/2009/01/have-seat.html

mrs.leah.maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous and you can't beat the price! Nice work lady!

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

Those are amazing! How come I can never find a deal like that? I might come steal your chairs now since I've been drooling over FC's living room. Are you sure you want to give them up to your parents and not keep them for yourself?
Be sure to post some after pics of the chairs and room!

Leslie G said...

Erin, as of now I would have no place to put them- but yes, someday I just might have to repo them! =)

Joi said...

Those are so perfect and the price is unbelievable!

I just reupholstered a chair extremely similar to those!

bekah said...

awesome find!

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