Saturday, June 1, 2013

My New $15 Frenchy Chair

Sometimes I find the most fabulous things at Goodwill, and then sometimes there is nothing.  I found an absolute treasure this week.  A fabulous Frenchy Chair.

 Needs to be reupholstered, but look at the fabulous detail on the frame of the chair and legs.  Gorgeous.

 The flower design on the top is so pretty too, and all of the cain is intact, no holes.

Nice carving detail on the arms.  The upholstery on the cushion isn't really bad, but  the arms really  need to be redone.

Yep, you read that right - $19.99 -25% off = $15.  Love, love, love that, and love the flowers on the legs too.

Until I have a chance to get started on it, the color is totally perfect in my bedroom.  See how my pillows match the chair upholstery color.  Perfect.  Too bad it needs to be covered so badly.

 I have been itching to find a chair that I could learn how to upholster on, so this is perfect.  Can't wait to get started on it.Now I need to find some really fabulous fabric and get a new piece of foam.  I think this will wind up in the living room and maybe a chair from there will wind up here.  Just have to wait and see.   Have you found any treasures lately?

As you read this I am on the road to Oregon with my son.  A little vacation, visiting old friends and helping him paint his house.  I will try to stay in tune with my Ipad.  Not real good at posting with it, but I have a few things scheduled for while I am gone.  Hopefully I can read all of your posts and at least leave a comment, plus maybe this will make me finally learn how to use it.   Inspire Me Tuesday is scheduled to post Monday evening, so be sure to link up, there is always so much inspiration.

(yes, I changed my profile picture back to the one I had there, it's the one that truly looks like me, so best that you would be able to recognize me at the mall, lol)

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  1. Oh Marty that is some treasure!! You definitely scored with that piece for sure!

  2. Oh Marty you scored big time. How perfect. What a gorgeous find!~

  3. would kill to find that you lucky lucky thing!

  4. You really scored again, Marty. pretty chair!...Christine

  5. Congratulations Marty........... you really did score on that chair, I absolutely love that style of chair, I think they are just so pretty. Can't wait to see what you do with it. It is too bad the arms need help, cause the rest of it really looks pretty good, and nice it matches, so you can sort of take your time if need be.
    Can't believe you only paid $15.00 for that, cause even the frame would be worth more than that.
    What a blessing. Enjoy your trip and don't work too hard.

    Blessings hon,

  6. Oh Marty, I REALLY want to shop at your GW. I think it would be worth a trip to AZ. This chair is absolutely fabulous, and what a deal! I would definitely have put that into my car as quickly as I could pay for it. Can't wait to see what you do with the upholstery, but it looks great already. laurie

  7. OH. MY. GOSH!

    That is the score of the century, oh my word, Marty- way way awesome!!!!!

    I spent a FORTUNE on my French chairs. WOW I am so danged happy for you - that is GORGEOUS.

    it really looks good right there, too!

    Whoo hoo so glad yay!!!!

  8. WOWZER! What a wonderful chair and the price was unbelievable! I would have scooped that up in an instant. Have fun on your trip!

  9. WHAT A FIND! I'd be so happy at $19.99, but $15 it's a total STEAL, Marty! I'm so excited for you and in your gorgeous bedroom it sure looks home for ever! Enjoy your trip too!
    Big hugs,

  10. OH I love it! You and your Goodwill finds are legendary! You should write a book, "My Goodwill Finds"

  11. Nice find Marty! I love chairs! Have a great trip!!

  12. To have found something like that in GW, what?!? And that the caining was in good shape as well. It looks as though the bargain-hunting muses were working over-time for you. Congratulations on a spectacular purchase. I have, on accession found a good deal or two myself, and those pieces have become focal points in my home. What always perplexes me is that these things are so ill-valued by their previous owners and are just discarded! Their loss is our gain. I feel glad for the little chair, that it found an owner that will cherish it! So good for both of you!

  13. Marty,
    that's a great chair..and I am like you with Goodwill..sometimes a huge hit and lots of times...nothing...but I guess that is what makes thrifting just never know what you will find...and this time you found a great find....
    Love, Mona

  14. That chair is wonderful Marty. Nice find!

  15. That's a really great find. A white, tie on slipcover with a ruffle would be nice too, but I don't know how to make one.

  16. wow , what a beauty and a superb deal too. yeaaaaaaaaaaaa for Marty

  17. OMG, what a great find, Marty! It is a beautiful chair. I can't believe you were able to find that at Goodwill. I love it and it will look great with some new fabric freshening it up.

  18. That chair is a great find. It will make a great project and love the carving on it too!

  19. great chair and a great need to use the same fabric as that great plaid pillow you have on the bed....Stop by my blog I have a giveaway in progress!! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

  20. What a beautiful find Marty and a steal too! Have a wonderful and safe trip!

  21. Hi Marty and what a wonderful chair and what a price! I just get amazed at seeing what you find at your GW. You must have some wealthy folks living around there to shed so many treasures! :) I know you'll find the perfect fabric too. Have a great time with your family and how nice that you're able to help out with painting. I guess you won't be resting too much, huh? :) Always love your pics! You're beautiful inside and out!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. The wear on the arms means must mean it was a comfy, loved piece. It's beautiful.

  23. Great find and great buy, Marty. Looking forward to your upholstery as I would like to try too.

  24. What a great bargain! You were at the right place at the right time!

    Have fun in Oregon. I look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

  25. Marty how fabulous!! I would have snatched that up in a jiffy.
    Note to self we must visit the USA and go antiquing. Your finds are the best!!

  26. Snazzy find! Now that's a thrift store I wanna visit.

  27. Marty,
    "Perfect" Frenchy chair. . .and a "perfect" price, dear friend!!!
    While on our week~day get~away, I, too found a new thrifty priced chair!
    Mine will be in the living room,
    but can be taken to the vintage Secretary desk when doing correspondence!
    Yesterday while running errands in the city, I found fabric on $ale!!!
    Something tells me you'll be finished with your chair l o n g before I am!!!
    EnJOY your time with your son!!!
    Dear one, I'd know you anywhere!!!

  28. It's so pretty Marty! What a find. Your entire home is looking lovely these days.

  29. Hope you are having a wonderful time visiting your son. I bet you're enjoying some cooler weather there too. That chair you found is so pretty. I'm amazed at the great deal you got it for! I love cane on a chair. I have one myself that came from an antique store. I got it for a song because the cane was damaged. I fixed it and repainted it. I now use it in my sitting room but it has been all over the house. Those extra side chairs are so versatile!! I look forward to seeing what you do with yours.

  30. Wow Marty! What a find and a steal! It is so hard to find cain chairs that do not require some sort of repair and that is a pricey fix! This will be lovely with a little upholstery work. I can't wait to see it!

  31. Wow Marty, What a fantastic find and such a bargain to boot. It is perfect in your bedroom. I have little luck at thrift stores. Normally the items that make my heart jump out of my chest has a SOLD sticker on:(

    You will have fun restoring this beauty!:)


  32. What a perfect chair! Sometimes the thrift stores have really great stuff!

    Have a great vacation - Oregon is a beautiful state!

  33. What a great chair and what a great price! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous when you get your hands on it.

    Enjoy your trip to Oregon! I'm heading there too in a few days. :)

  34. Wow! You did find a treasure at a great price! Have a great trip to Oregon!

  35. Marty, this is such an amazing find!! The chair is gorgeous!! And $15?! STEAL! Love it! And very jealous! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  36. Good job, that is a lovely chair! I can't wait to see how you recover it!

  37. Lucky you! I bet that made your week!

  38. Ewwwww! Cool! I love that chair! I need some new chairs for our dining room table... I want them to have more of a French feel then the ones that I have.

    What a great find! :)


  39. HI MARTY!!!!
    THANK you so much for visiting my blog lately!!!I am So sorry to be MIA in the blogging world......blogger and I have a love hate relationship.....SOmetimes i cannot even post a new post....I can do it now on google chrome...but cannot comment or see other people's blogs unless i get to them from their comments they leave on my blog.....BOY is it frustrating!!!!
    I LOVE your NEW chair!!!!WHAT AN AWESOME find!!!!I know you will be covering the cushion or making pillows or soemthing fabulous to it in no are So good at making things look new and or different!!!
    HUGS 2 U,

  40. Marty, the $15 Goodwill chair is just beautiful! Cannot wait to see how you recover it. Are you planning to paint the chair or leave the finish as it is? Either way, it is BEAUTIFUL.


  41. Marty this has to be the most awesome find ever! I love it. I am always on the hunt for a gorgeous chair like that. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a great vacation.

  42. Beautiful find! I can't wait to see how it turns out.


  43. GREAT find and the price...Amazing!!! Such a beautiful chair, I can't wait to see how she turns out.
    Have a nice trip!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  44. What a find! Such a beautiful chair for $15! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    I'm visiting from Give Me the Goods Monday. Hope you're having a fantastic week!


  45. It truly was your lucky day! It happens like that, you go and go and nothing, then BooM! The day you find the most wonderful thing, arrives! I love the chair! Have a great trip.

  46. Oh, Marty! What an amazing find! It looks gorgeous in your bedroom! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  47. Wow! Such a fantastic find! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  48. Fantastic find Marty! I bet you're itching to reupholster it. I would be! Enjoy!

  49. Wow! That chair is fantastic and such an amazing price. I wish my goodwill had french chairs. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  50. Wow, what an amazing find! Looks like the perfect project! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again next week ;)
    Jamie @Better With Age

  51. What a find! A true gem with loads of potential...can't wait to see how you make her over. Hope you have a great trip and visit with your son, I just got back from vacation in Utah where I found four lovely cane chairs to make over as well. I am inspired by your chair to give mine a face lift and a coat or two of paint.

  52. Wow, you sure did find a great chair and at a great price. Who wouldn't want that chair.

    Hugs, Lynnie