I promised you a market preview, and here’s the first installment!
It was a long day in the garage today, with intermittent rain, but that didn’t stop the engine of industry (that would be me) from hacking away at a very sizable to-do list.
First up: These cool wrought-iron chairs, snagged at a neighborhood rummage sale this past weekend. They were green, bearing rotted vinyl-covered wood seats, and chipped paint layers revealed a coat of many colors.
I tossed the seats (they were not even good for compost, so you know they were bad!) and hauled out the sander, fortified with gritty paper, all the better to grind with, my dear. Serendipitously, I unearthed a pair of good wood rounds, circa Antediluvian Period, from the recesses of my capacious garage. They fit perfectly! A reward for clean living! (I knew there was a reason I bought these for $1 apiece two years ago at a rummage sale in the Armatage neighborhood! Two years in the junking business is Antediluvian!)
Once sanded and cleaned, the chairs got a coat of spa blue paint and high gloss sealer. I cut some fancy-pants chair foam to top the wood rounds, and covered them with this too-cool “Kool Koi” indoor-outdoor fabric from Waverly.
(I’ve got some pillows in this same material for sale at the Mother’s Day Market, too!). The fabric has a slight retro feel, a perfect match for the waving metal vines on the backs of these chairs.
After some quality time with my electric staple gun: Voila! Gorgeous chairs, just waiting for a new home.
You can view them in all of their spa blue splendor Saturday (and possibly Sunday, depending on their popularity!) at the Mother’s Day Market in Eden Prairie. Find all details here, and check back tomorrow for another update!