Friday, August 3, 2012

Less Than A Bottle of Wine!

Rather than be featured on The Hoarders, a friend and I decided to throw all our junk on our front lawn and have what we like to call a Tag Sale!

It was quite pathetic, not worthy of being photographed, but we did manage to practically give away a slew of our worldly belongings.

I get the point, get rid of stuff, well maybe not.  You see a neighbor was having a sale too.  I probably should not have wandered over just to take a look. My bargain hunting, decorating, mind kicked right in and before I knew it I was carrying one chair across the street and then another.  I couldn't buy a decent bottle of wine for the $7.50 I paid for each.

They were heavy and nicely carved so I was sure they were pretty nice chairs. My chairs are side chairs but do look exactly, and I mean exactly,  like this arm chair from Mallery Hall, price $918.00.

This barstool also from Mallery Hall shows the carving even better.

It is over $400.00.

Now look at the carving, the legs, and the ladderback on mine.....hmmmmmm, they seem to match.

I think I got a deal.  

They now flank the pantry at the end of my kitchen.  I'm so glad a wandered across the street.

Have you found any great bargains lately?  I'd love to hear about them!


wendy said...

Love the chairs! My only bargain this week was $27.50 for enough salvage pressed tin ceiling from our historic preservation warehouse to do my backsplash. I think that it will be a lot of work but the price was right!

Melinda said...

Now that sounds really neat. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

ValenzMom said...

Melinda, you are going to die when I tell you that I have the exact same chairs! My DH & I found them, the rush seats had to be removed, and one of them had the arms broken off. We sanded, cleaned & cut new wooden seat bottoms for them. Then painted them silver and purchased royal blue tie-on seat cushions for them (for now). We didn't even know what kind of chairs they were, I just loved the carvings!

Melinda said...

would love to see photos of your silver chairs. You could post them on my Melinda Jennings Interiors, etc. Facebook page.