Sunday, February 21, 2010

Free Chairs!

This is a picture of a local ad for 2 free chairs (this is not my home)...I have always wanted armless chairs...I emailed her and asked if they were soiled with pet stains or anything gross...:) She emailed me back and said they were not...I couldn't let free armless chairs pass me by...So, I swooped up my keys and dashed out the door!...

They were even bigger than I had thought and they were sturdy...You could tell they originally cost a lot...I am not afraid to get down and do the "sniff check"...To make sure I wasn't bringing home something I would have to discard myself...You should of seen the look on her husband's face...:) Priceless...A girl's got to do what a girl has got to do...;) My plans were to practice slipcovering them and sell them in a local ad.

I cleaned them up and placed them in the gameroom...I was sold...I could invision them dressed in white...I will post them in an upcoming post...:) Can't wait to finish them...:) Look in your local ads (I search online) for free furniture you can shabby up or slipcover out...It is a thrill like no other when little, ole' you transforms what otherwise is considered junk...And it also makes the world a "GREENER" place to be...And green is good...Well, in most cases...;)


Do you have a transformed piece of furniture? I'd love to see it!



XoXo, Screaming Meme {The Sniffer}

8 comments:

Connie said...

I wouldn't be afraid to sniff them either, sugar! Even free can smell. Great job in finding them. ;-)
xoxo,
Connie

Rustique Gallery said...

These are a great find! And yes, I sniff too-you never know. Can't wait to see how you transform them! Sherry

The Stylish House said...

Great freebie! These chairs have nice lines and will look sharp slip covered! I used to work for a studio that had a reupholstery department, and the guys were never shy to let me know if the piece didn't pass the sniff test! I wouldn’t hear the end of it, until the piece got delivered.
Cathy

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl you are too funny! I sniff socks to se if they are clean. I know...gross!
Alley was not planning to have puppies but got out and so the story goes~ We love them still~
xoxo Susie~

O Mom said...

I can't believe those were free!And I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Melanie said...

I would sniff too:)

I can't wait to see how you do with the recovering. I have a bench that needs recovering but I haven't tried it yet..

Good luck.

Angie said...

I don't blame you one bit for sniffing them...lol. Who wants stinky chairs..even if they are free! They are fabulous! I do love me a good project!

Hugs ~ Angie

fairfieldhouse said...

Great find! I am watching your progress. Love what you did with your beautiful bench in post below.

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