Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Old Chippy Chair

I happened upon my first garage sale of the season last week and found this neat little chair for $5.00! I couldn't pass it up, as I saw too much potential. Better yet, no painting or sanding was required to get the rustic, shabby chic look I like!

Just the day before, I had been cleaning out a cabinet and found the rusty, vintage scale. For the life of me, I don't know why I've been storing  the scale. I mean what was I thinking? I decided to use a couple of old encyclopedia books to elevate the scale. After all, my husband insist we keep the books, so I should use them to decorate with! Right?

I decided to cut a few fresh jonquils from the yard and placed them in a fruit jar with a burlap tie. The jonquils have just about all bloomed in the yard and I was glad to enjoy the flowers indoors for a few days longer. A couple of candles completed the arrangement.
I love the shabby chic style chair and am glad I stopped by that garage sale.
 Tomorrow I'll share where the chippy chair is sitting and the bigger picture! Here's a hint...
Any guesses what room I'm redoing?

I'm linking to the following:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

I was featured on FJI

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Oh girl, you are so clever. I know I keep telling you, but I'm always so excited to see what you've come up with. I love the chair, and those scales, what a treasure.

  2. Oh how Pretty Janice! I wish my bathroom was Bigger...

  3. That chair has great patina! Looks adorable with the scale. Thank you so much for linking this up to the "Cowgirl Up!" Linky party. I really appreciate your participation.


  4. This is so pretty! You've really captured the essence of your style and in such a compact way. LOVE it!

    I've shared you on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 123. :)



  5. love love love it!!

    barbara jean

    PS came over from Donna's funky junk FB page.

  6. I never would have thought to use a kitchen scale for a candle, but that is a GREAT look! I love the burlap around the mason jar as well. Very rustic chic! : )

  7. Cute chair! I hoard them. Yours is extra rustic!


  8. Love it! I'm guessing bathroom?
    Thanks so much for joining my Would You Buy It party! And yes, I would have bought that chair!


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