Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ladder back Chairs & More

Do you remember my other ladder back chairs that I found on craigslist?  Well, since I had my farm table, I wanted some prim looking ladder back chairs to go with my table.  I found two awhile back and re-finished them.  I loved the way that they turned out, but I still needed more.  So, I have been searching craigslist to see if I could find some more.  Well, after many months of searching for more ladder back chairs…. I found more!!  I was so excited to find some more.  Of course they don’t match the others exactly, but I can put these on the sides of the table and the other two at the ends of the table.  The fiber rush seats are not in that great of shape, but within time I am hoping to have them re-finished.  I didn’t have a clue as to how expensive it was to re-finish the seats, but it is quite expensive.  They will re-finish the seats, but they charge by the inch and if you think about it…. the seating has to be sturdy enough to hold someone so think about how many inches they would need to make it sturdy enough.  Yep, that is alot of inches (lol).  Anyway, I am going to re-finish my new chairs in black of course so they match the other two and I will just simply cover the seats up with some prim chair pads until I can get them re-done.  So, are you ready to see my ladder back chairs?  I was definitely pleased with my find, but just wish they were in a little better shape.  I guess after I finish them…. they will look ALOT better.  Anyway, here are the chairs.


Don’t you love them?  Can you imagine them re-finished in black?  They will be prim perfect!!  Here is a closer look.

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As you can see….. the chairs on the right are the ones in worse shape, but the ones on the left can definitely be lived with.  So, are you ready to hear about my GREAT,  WONDERFUL, EXCELLENT deal?  Hold on to your hats because if I thought it was a good deal then I am sure you will as well.  I purchased all 4 ladder back chairs for a total of $30.00.  Did you hear me?  Yep, I said $30.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was very pleased myself.  The gentleman that I purchased them from actually buys items at auctions and then re-sells them.  He had a whole barn full of items.  Of course some items were better then others, but he had quite a few nice goodies to say the least.

I also wanted to let you all know that we have been working long and hard hours to get Mom settled into her home.  She is settled, but we are slowly working on decorating every corner and every inch of every room.  We thought it would easy, but when you have so many boxes full of prim goodies……well, it can tend to be overwhelming to say the least.  The good news is that we have some pictures that we would like to share with you.  So, if you are ready to see them, then we are ready to share them…..tomorrow!  Did you actually think it would be today?  You silly girls!! (lol).  So, be sure to be watching my blog tomorrow for some prim goodness displayed in Mom’s new home. 

Trust me ~ you won’t be disappointed.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa, Yes that was an excellent purchase. I see a set of 6 chairs like yours and was above $200.00. You did a great bargain. Can't wait to see them re-finished.

Carla said...

Love your new chairs, Lisa. I can't wait to see them finished. When I bought mine at an aucion, some of the seats were kind of rough. I used some braided pads that I got at another auction for $1.00 for 6 of them. As long as the seats are sturdy, I'd just cover them with a pad. Can't wait to see pictures of your Mom's place!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the chairs and in black..they are going to be prim and wonderful..can't wait to see moms digs.:)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hey missy...I think you are the SUSPENSE DIVA! LOL
Wow what a deal on those chairs and they will look awwesome black.
I'm going to have to check out Craig's list - there are a few items I'm wanting.

Hugs, Karen

Pam said...

Oh Lisa I love your new chairs...I can't wait to see them refinished...I know they will look amazing! You got them for a steal that's for sure!
I am so excited to see pics of your mom's home!!! That is really awesome that your mom loves prims too! Have a good one!

Sandy said...

Now that is one great deal for four chairs :) AWESOME!!! And I know once you have them painted they will look even better.

Now I can't wait till tomorrow...your teasing us...LOL

I'll be back for sure :)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

You did it again you big tease!! LOL Of course I want to see your mom's house TODAY! But I'llbe good and wait.

Now those chairs - OH MY they are soooooo colonial!! They look just like the ones my mom gave me to go with my kitchen farmhouse table when we first moved here. THEN she took them back because my brother needed them more!!! DH felt so bad that he bought me the 4 ladder backs I have in the kitchen now.

Can't wait to see yours finished!1

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hey Lisa, those are great chairs!
I know some do it yourself books
show how to wrap chair seats, or
you could try finding how to do it
on the net. I am having a give
away, come on over to sign up,
only a few rules to go by :)

Bear Hugs...Karen

TeresaM said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for following my blog.... I'm looking forward to following yours! Your chair purchase was a good one! Wow! What a deal!

herrie said...

Lisa, so glad you found your chairs. They will be prim-perfect when you finish with them. So glad you and your MOM are almost finished but YOU BIG TEASE!!!! I just knew I was getting ready to see the great reveal. Sure hope I make it 'til tomorrow. LOL Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Sherrie

UPON A HILL said...

You got such a great deal on them. Looking forward to seeing them finished & around your table. Love your header by the way.

Anonymous said...

I have those same exact chairs that I inherited from my grandmother. The rush seats started wearing out so I took a class to redo them. The first one I did I used the rush but you have to be strong and I don't have a whole lot of strength so I'm not very happy with it. I then did 2 of with cane and did the heiring bone design, stained it and love how that came out. I will probably redo the first one and need to do the last one but will have to do that on my own as the man I took the class from has passed away. Good luck with yours, I'm sure they will come out beautiful.

Teri said...

The chairs were a steal!!! I really love them even in their current condition..they look sooooo prim!

You will have me hanging on my seat waiting for the pics you promise to post! :-)

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Oh wow those are great, Lisa...good goin girl! ;)
Looking forward to seein mom's home!

Have a happy week.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Love the new chairs and wow, what a great deal! I know they will look awesome when you have them finished.