Friday, August 23, 2013

My "Free" Crusty Chippy Old Chair

I think I lucked out today...I do, anyway!

So, I was out and about, today, looking for some vintage, wire, desk baskets. I want some for a new, primitive cupboard that I am working on. And, although I didn't find what I set out for, I did "score" with my Free, Crusty, Chippy, Old Chair!

 Now, for sure, that wonderful (NOT) top layer of crusty, chippy, old paint is yucky, old, lead paint. And that's not good for indoor use or even sitting on... it's flaky finish just gets all over your clothes.

Chippy, crusty, peeling, flaky old chair.

  But, it could still be used to display a beautiful plant on a farmhouse porch...which, sadly, I do not have! just doesn't fit right, here :(

It looks wonderful displaying my herbs!
  I was thinking of taking the time to gently sand it off the wood frame and pick it off the woven seat. But, there is really not enough left of the original, green paint to make it worth the effort....don't you agree?

And so, that's how off to the shop it will go. A fair price is next to determine...what would you say it should be priced at?

Gotta get started on my cupboard project, then I'll be back with it's unveiling in my next post!

Til then...
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Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--that chair is awesome!Oh the stories I bet it could tell!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

That chair has a lot of character. I'm sure you'll find just the right place for it.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the chair just the way you have it, chippy shabby and holding a plant, ... great score!

Unknown said...

Hi, sweet lady! I love your chair! It looks awesome with the herbs. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. You made the top views with your awesome post.

Hope you are all settled in from the move. I'm trying to get back into my blogging routine after the crazy summer.


Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Great chair! It looks great with the herbs on it!

Debby Ray said...

I love the chair! It would be a shame to get rid of all that character by bringing it inside...I love it outside with the much love through the years!

Audrey said...

Great chair to display your plants. Love the time-worn look. Thanks for sharing your treasure.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love that old chair! I have a stool like that...I don't even want to touch it but it looks great on my porch. If you have a garden, put it in there with a plant on it....fabulous! Visiting from What's It Wednesday!

Karen said...

What a great perfectly chippy chair. It's perfect holding the plant.

Kathy said...

Love the patina on this old chair! You can't beat free - looks marvelous with the plant on the porch! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Donna Wilkes said...

I have a red one just like it on my stoop with a stack of toolboxes. I am thinking I might paint mine green - love yours.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

That chair has so much charm it shows what it's been through. Love what you did with it.