Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sounds like a good deal...

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I found this antique chair on Craigslist for $35. I haven't actually got it yet though. He said it needs reupholstering and I'm not sure how much this will cost. It's still available but the owner is not available to show it to me until Thursday. My mind is dancing with ideas for fabrics...possibly toile? Maybe two or three different fabrics? So do you think I should buy it?

33 comments:

Elzie said...

I just love that chair and I would most certainly buy it, if the prize is reasonable. I would love to have such a chair in my living room.
And Debbies kitchen is just great. Wish she can show us more of her home through you.
Hope you're having a good day.
Love Elzie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Grab it! Run and don't look back!! What a wonderful deal!
Penny

PlumWater Cottage said...

Cindy,
You could probably upholster this yourself...maybe have someone do a cover for the seat pillow (is it removable?). With the tack stripping on the inside and outside of the chair it should be pretty easy to pop the original off, cut a pattern from it, and tack new fabric on. Looks like a good deal!
Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage

gordostyle said...

Defiitely buy it! It's a steal! Keep us posted...
Smiles,
Jen

Cindy Riebe said...

For $35...BUY IT!! With your talents, you will be able to upholster it yourself and it will be gorgeous. Oh, that we here in New Mexico ever had anything besides wooden pallets for sale on Craig's List!!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That chair has your name on it .... wouldn't it be perfect done in toile ... blue of course.... I know you could upholster.... that chair would be easy... just those upholster brads hammered in......I think it is a great deal.....

Sallie said...

I LOVE it!!! I sure wish we had such great deals like that where I live. We don't have a very big Craigs list selection here... I guess it really works great if you live in a big city, huh?

I would so grab that chair!
God bless,
Sallie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

You will be sorry if you don't buy it. So for the price buy for sure!
ginger

Chris said...

If it doesn't wiggle, buy it. That chair has great lines and would be so beautiful with the magic you do to your furniture.

Anonymous said...

Oh My this chair has your name on it!! Grab it and run! Can't wait to see you work your magic on this!

Debbie

The Feathered Nest said...

YES!!! Do it, do it NOW! What gorgeous lines it has....price around to find a good deal on the upholstery or try the project yourself. It really is so pretty, Cindy. xxoo, Dawn

Abbie said...

yes, is there anything wrong with it as is?

Terri and Bob said...

Toile would be perfect! Go for it!

bj said...

RUN, DON'T WALK and pay the guy the money and then run home before he changes his mind. Oh, it's a lovely chair. Looks as if you could use it just like it is for awhile...a pretty toss pillow in it and a soft, cream throw across the arm. I love it !
bj

Nan said...

I say, go for it. It's a nice style and you could make it gorgeous!

Lallee said...

I think it's a beauty. Does it really need covering? Looks like maybe the arms are all that is worn. The cushion looks like it may be down filled.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh, that chair is lovely. I would say get it and just keep the upholstery that's on it--it's so pretty! Even if it's a little worn, it just adds to the charm. As for having a chair upholstered--I've been told $300 or more, which is why I never go for projects like that. But I've often wanted to try it myself--although I've also heard it's difficult, dirty work. BUT, you rewired a chandelier, and I would have never tried that, so I say go for it! ~A :-)

Anonymous said...

I'd buy it and keep it as is!

The Rose Room said...

YES!!!!

Shari said...

I was thinking the same as some of the others here--it looks like the existing fabric is in pretty good shape and might be usable "as is" for a while. If not, I know you will come up with some creative solution. I think it's a steal of a deal!

lucinda said...

Do you have a spot for it?
Will it replace an existing piece?
I had a wing back chair reupholstered a few years back and it cost me about 125.00 + fabric. I got the fabric at Joanns w/a coupon.
I think it's a beautiful chair and looks like you and your home.

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
It's so pretty. I would by it. I don't think it would be too much to redo.
Hope you get it.
Rosemary

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Cindy this is so you. Buy it. You can reupholster it yourself. Just make sure it is sturdy and look under the chair when you see it.

the feathered nest said...

For $35? Yes, I'd buy it - what a deal. It's gorgeous as it is.

Manuela

Cottage said...

If you Love it buy it! It is incredible and has great lines, as they say. Toile is classic, a 'forever' fabric.

I have a very similar one and am going to Re-Up in either a silk check or black/white toile. I know the living room curtains are going to be toile but I think the chair will only have toile for the arm rests.

SO many choices, can't wait to see what you do!

I vote 'Buy It'!

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy You HAVE TO BUY IT!!!!
Blue Toile would look fabulous. it is such a gorgeous shaped chair.
Alison

annie said...

love the chair, also the idea of mixing prints.

I'm writing from Minnesota. we had a tragedy last week with a young woman responding to an ad on the board you mentioned. I know you will be careful.

Di said...

Cindy
I have been watching you do your magic on so many things I say BUY IT! I can just see it with blue toile. BEAUTIFUL!
Be careful while looking.
Come visit me!
xoxo
Diane

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

Did you see this...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-102807-nannyad,0,7178048.story

Please do be careful!

Dana said...

OH Wow!!!!!!!!!AS an Upholsterer I Must say This Chair Is TO DIE FOR!!!!What A Steal!!!I Can't wait to see what you do to it!!!

Lisa said...

You MUST buy it, any fabric would be great with this one.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

the fabric looks perfect to me- wow

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Love that beautiful chair. I would grab it in a heartbeat!