As y’all know, I am a thrift store junkie. I’m not quite a diva. I haven’t reached the “found priceless artifact for $5” level yet. I am confident that one day I will eventually find the random Van Gogh, but until then I am quite content with finding mid-century vintage stuff that I can flip into a modern look. So far I have transformed a $10 dresser, a $2 lamp, and some antique frames. This week’s search was just as fruitful.
I found a pair of Cosco metal folding chairs at the thrift store for $3. That’s $3 for the pair!! Look at those beautiful lines!!! They are in very good condition, with only a couple of rust marks and of course, the vinyl needs replacing. While looking for some color ideas, I came across a listing for a pair: $75.
At which point I was all wha……??
Me: Holy cow, these chairs are selling for a lot of money.
Little One: Do you plan to sell them?
Me: No, I want to redo them and use them outside.
LO: So no big deal, then.
Me: But $75???
LO: That can get you a bunch more chairs to store somewhere while you do yet more projects.
Me: Point taken.
I admit I get swamped by my zeal to make something old ab fab again. So I shall just keep to one project at a time until I have made enough room in my garage to buy more retro stuff to flip. Hopefully I will have finished these chairs by this weekend.
Right after I finish Eldest’s old dresser.
And my sister’s old framed art.
And the cushions on the dining chairs.
*sobs uncontrollably* 😀