Yikes. So much work, this change of the seasons, eh?? (thank you, Carrie!)
At this time of year -- with the sunny days, and cool breezes -- I am full of porch love. My goal is always to eat our Mother's Day meal on the porch.
This blog is from two years ago, the summer I decided to sew a sofa...
During my recent porch party, my friends encouraged me to freshen up my old chairs with some new slipcovers...but I was not enthusiastic, because they're just too old and worn out. They are not that comfortable, and they have a very sharp piece on the bottom. I thought about replacing them with swivel office chairs...but they probably wouldn't hold up very well...
|I was hoping these two worn out glider chairs had ONE LAST year in ém...|
It was a typical Saturday. Bert and I went to a moving sale in a very expensive neighborhood. The houses are as big as hospitals.
|This particular mansion had an enormous pool in the 3 acre back yard.OMG...|
There was a huge set of outdoor patio furniture...cast aluminum with striped cushions. A large table, with eight dining chairs and two swivel club chairs. I asked the guy if he would be willing to sell the two swivel chairs separately?
He said he didn't want to break up the set...then I asked if it would be okay if I stopped back later in the day? He said that would be fine...
On my way out of town (about 3:00) -- I went back. My intention was to leave my name and phone number -- with a "bid" of $50 for each chair. They were in excellent condition, and the black and white upholstery will fit perfectly on my newly refurnished porch. I have done enough window shopping of outdoor furniture to know this was high quality stuff....I figured chairs like this would cost $300 apiece.
But, before I even had a chance to make an offer...the man said, "thanks for coming back. If you want those chairs, you can have them for $20 each."
OMG. I was so THRILLED... I said, "great! I have to go home to get my husband's truck -- I'll be back!" He put a "sold" sign on them.
I went home, loaded up the two OLD porch chairs and drove them directly to the Salvation Army.
I was back at the mansion by 6:00 -- OH MY GOD....I am sooo delighted I just can't tell you.
It's like I wished these chairs into my truck...and for only $20 each??
Of course, I checked on the internet -- and if I bought them new - these chairs would be $1500 EACH. Seriously!! Who would pay that?? Most of my cars didn't cost that much...
I still CANNOT BELIEVE THE RITALUCK....I am sooo delighted.
|They are completely perfect!! And they swivel for extra-special bird watching....|