10.13.2010

ABC Project and a reminder!

Just a quick reminder about my EBAY auction...ALL proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen. Please check it out!

As you read this I will most likely be busy working on some "Boss's Day" cookie bouquets. I decided it would be a good time to have you check out my latest ABC Project (Anything but Cookies, for those that don't know).

On my last "junkin" trip with my daughter Melissa, I spotted this beauty:







Whatcha think? It was a little worse for wear, but I could see it's potential...in fact, I could see it sitting in front of my sewing machine! I checked the price.



A real "thrifter" probably would have thought it was too much, but I liked it and thought it was totally worth the $14.99! So I loaded up my little Cookie Monster (Taylor) on the chair and wheeled her around for the remainder of the Goodwill shopping trip (it was a sight to see, wish I would have thought to have Melissa take a pic!

So we go to check out, the man kindly asked me if I was a "senior"...now, a few years ago, or even six months ago, this would have really pissed me off made me mad, but the cold hard facts are, I will be just that in about 7 months, so I better start getting used to it! I laughed and KINDLY said no...he proceeded the checkout, looked at the price tag on the chair and said that because it was 1/2 off all "Week 37" tags, my chair was only $7.50. Whoo hoo, an even better deal! I could have kissed the guy!

So, I took my little treasure home and had it disassembled within an hour. Gave it a good wash, and headed to Hobby Lobby for some new fabric. I added a little extra batting to the seat to soften it up a little. I spray painted the chair black like most of the other pieces of furniture in my craft room (the sewing machine cabinet was my Mom's so I am not making any changes to that). I thought about buying new caster rollers, but I could not find the same size so I just painted them as well. Put it back together and VOILA!

Anyhoo, here is how it looks sitting in my little sewing corner.





Not bad for a total investment of about $16.00!

This post linked to:

Visit thecsiproject.com

Catch As Catch Can


Photobucket












giveaways

Photobucket





There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!

14 comments:

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW WOW WOW! That is one cute chair! Love that material!

Lacey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW! What a transformation! I'da paid that for the chair too! Totally worth it! Great Job!

Stefanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You did a great job and you cant beat 16 bucks!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Girl, you are a creative GENIUS!!! This turned out amazingly!! And I noted quite a few new changes in your sweet little studio - new window seat, darling little cozy on your sewing machine - what did you do with the ceiling fan?!! I'm dying to see the whole transformation. And I cracked up laughing over the idea of you and Taylor traipsing around the Goodwill with her sitting on your new chair. No doubt she thought Nana was a kook! LOL And yes, my friend, you are FRICKIN' OLD!! LOL But so am I, I guess. It sucks, huh?! Counting the days till I arrive and we can play again!!

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a nice transformation. It looks like new. Thanks for linking.

decor4poor@blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an awesome deal. You could seriously sell that for triple what you paid. Love it.

FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great chair and what a cute little sewing area.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

And the right accessories to match around it and it just screams "Gorgeous"! Great Job! Thanks for inspiring!

Hanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there! I am your newest follower!! I found you on the weekend linky! I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com


I lOVE your blog design too. Very cute

Ann @ makethebestofthings said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, a great find and half price, too, score! I love the way it came out, you did a good job.

Remodelaholic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on our blog. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors. If there is any chance that you could post about being featured on Remodelaholic with a link back to your post on our site, we would really appreciate it.
www.remodelaholic.com

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found you over on remodelaholic. I always love an even better bargain! Your sewing room looks gorgoues especially the cheeky 'sew what'. Thanks for sharing :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that chair in black!! Great makeover. :) I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Kat from California said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found this on Remodelholic. Your chair is adorable and I love your sewing desk. Did you, or are you going to post more pictures of your craft space? Thanks, Katharine

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails