Friday, March 27, 2009

Show and Tell Friday. A New Bargain For Bellamere Cottage!

I have looked for a chair for this little desk for a zillion years, without success.

I had a VERY early appointment on Wednesday and got finished much faster than I anticipated........well, DANG......what am I going to do with 1/2 hour until my next stop? Hmmmmmmmmm............well, will 'ya just look at that nice little 'ol Value Village over there????????

I was looking at two adorable little kitchen chairs for SEVEN dollars each and trying to figure out if there was anywhere in my little cottage where I could possible stick them in..........when...........I spotted this little find. The desk is rather low, so finding a chair that sits low enough was the problem.

$19.99??????? REALLY. It WILL be mine! Now it's going to have a beauty make-over. I'll strip the paint off the legs and make it a slipcover. Oh, how I love a slipcover. I've made quite a few of them now. It's amazing how easily they change the look. I looked for fabric yesterday with no luck, so I'll be on a quest to find the perfect thing.

What a great price! I'd much rather buy a used piece that I can re-do myself than buying something brand new. Sometimes, though, you need to look for quite awhile before the perfect piece presents itself. We just bought the new chair for the den, but we rarely buy brand new pieces. Had I been able to find something old to slipcover I'd have been much happier........and would have had much more moolah!

Now, don't forget to go see all the other great girls on Show and Tell Friday!

Thank you so much, Kelli for hosting! I'd add her little button, but I'm a miserable failure at techie stuff and mess it up every time.

Have a wonderful day and do come back tomorrow. I actually will be here for my first Pink Saturday!

Spencer can click on any photo for a bigger shot! :-)


  1. WOOHOO! I, too, had a doc appt, and time afterward, and so scored at the thrift store, so I so understand you joy! What a great find! I beat you are really going to make it you own:) Congrats!

  2. Hi, Spencer...Thank you for visiting my blog. This is my first time here--very pretty.

    What a great buy you got on the little chair for your desk. Have fun finding the perfect fabric for the slipcover.


  3. Your chair is perfect!

    I love the shape, and I am sure it looks comfortable too :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. wow what an amazing find for $19.99! that chair looks great. what a nice style.

  5. Hi Spencer...your chair is so cute. I can't wait to see the cover you make for it. If you want e-mail me at and I will try to explain how to connect the name with the blog, it is really easy!!

  6. What a lovely chair! I like doing that too. It saved a lot of money and is a lot more fun! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Great bargain! Be sure and show us the cover you make when you find your fabric!


  8. Aren't unexpected finds the best. Such a lovely chair.

  9. What a deal!! And it's so cute and perfect for your desk!


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!