Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fun Estate Sale Find


I purchased this club chair and ottoman at an estate sale yesterday. 
 It is a lee chair in excellent condition-just needs a fresh new fabric.
 I love the tufted back.
As you can see, the fabric is nothing that I am interested in, so
I also picked up this beautiful, chinese toile fabric. 

 I am going to cover the ottoman in the same fabric and
will either cord it in the coral color
(if I can find a fabric that matches) or pick out a cording. 

Would love any ideas.

The chair also came with a pillow, so I will cover
that in a coordinating fabric. 
I love little projects like this!!

The homeowner was a decorator, so she had lovely fabrics and fine furnishings.
 
I love estate sales and wish there were more in my city. 
What treasures you can find. 
I would much rather purchase furniture, artwork and accessories
from an antique store, estate sale or even a
good ol' yard sale, then off the floor at a furniture store.

I hope to get it reupholstered in the next couple of weeks-will post picture.


9 comments:

Paula said...

Great find! It's going to be fabulous!!

linda said...

OMG, that will be stunning!!!!

Kate said...

oh please do call me the next time you hear about an estate sale. i love finding old treasures that need a makeover! love your fabric!

Bridget said...

Where did you find that fantastic fabric??? LOVE IT!

Sippycups said...

Love, Love, Love it! I'm bummed I didn't make it there but thanks for giving me the head's up!
j

Preppy 101 said...

Going to be gorgeous! That fabric is just wonderful. Such a gorgeous finish on it!! I have corded in the same fabric and in a contrast. Over time I found that I regretted using a contrasting color. Seemed I became tired of it. I now cord in the same fabric if it's for my LR. If it's a bedroom piece or DR piece, I get more "creative". xoxo

Steph said...

Love that chair! I am the same way about buying things at antique shops or estate sales, I would much rather do that!
Can't wait to see the chair when it's finished! I think the coral cording will look great!

Jo said...

What a fabulous find! It's going to be just lovely in the fabric you've chosen. I love attending estate sales. If only there were more in our area.

Jo

Preppy Napkin said...

The chair was picked up a couple of days ago-so I should have it back in 2-3 weeks and will post pictures soon!