Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Yes Your Blueness!

I haven't just been cooking this summer. I just haven't been taking and processing photos of the other things we have been doing. I have been to a couple of really fabulous yard sales and flea markets. Here are a few of the finds I have done something with.



Blue Buffet

I found this Buffet at a local City Wide yard sale. I got it for $50. It was it really bad shape. It had been left out on a porch for years in the rain and had been chewed by some animal. So... We sanded it down and painted it this lovely aqua blue color.

Quilt Squares

I found these quilt squares at the flea market. The colors chosen are simply fabulous. Don't know what I will do with them (am open to ideas), but for now I will enjoy they colorfulness.

This project wasn't exactly a yard sale or flea market find. My Bro-in-law, works in a custodial position and, as such, comes across discarded items and shares them. Well a couple of years ago he got a ton (I mean ton!) and gave them to everyone he knew. We had about a dozen. They were great because a.) they were free, b.) they were sturdy, and c.) they were stack able. Well they also had a down side. They were covered in a loosely woven brown cloth. This was not so great with lots of little kids. After a few months they looked like they were covered in yarsh because of spilled food. They were not easy to clean.

Well this summer I was going to burn them and then I thought maybe I could cover them with something very kid friendly, cute and easy to clean..... Oil Cloth. Now, a few coats of white paint later, and some very fun fabrics from etsy, and I have a set of very fun kitchen chairs.

Chairs AChairs B

Here are a few more. Sorry I can't give you better pictures. The kitchen is being re-done right now.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

I love your "new" chairs and the color you painted the buffet is fantastic. Those quilt squares are great colors. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Anonymous said...

The chairs are great! Gotta love the versatility of the oil cloth.

Maybe hem up the patchwork and make a bunting to hang over a bed or on a wall, like on the porch? Mini pillows, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Love the chairs! Our volunteer run commnity center has a stack of these chairs with damaged seats. I'm intrigued by the idea of rehabbing them. Could be a fun and useful volunteer project. How much oil cloth did it take per chair?
Lois in West Plains

patsquared said...

I so love finding people like me. Thought I was all alone in a world where baking and cooking and recovering are still valued. Love the chairs and love being able to read about your life and try your recipes. Thanks!

Antiquarian said...

okay after seeing the Aqua buffet I would definitely go with WHITE on the other project.

GlowWorm said...

love love love that gorgeous buffet

Musings From A French Cottage said...

LOVE that aqua buffet and those chairs are super snazzy! Love it all. Very cool!

xo,
Kathleen

Musings From A French Cottage said...

LOVE that aqua buffet and those chairs are super snazzy! Love it all. Very cool!

xo,
Kathleen

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Lesley K Yates said...

Love the blue!! & the chairs! So cute!!

Lynell said...

I love your site. I visit it two 0r three times a day... Anyway, I'm looking for a pattern to make a giraffe pincushion. Do you have one??

Lucy said...

Lynell, I don't have one but I found this one that is super cute.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47185487/giraffe-stuffed-animal-softie-sewing

Lynell said...

Thank you so much!! I don't know how you found that one... I have looked and looked...Thanks again!!

Miss Lil said...

The buffet turned out great! I assume it has been moved from the garage to someplace more auspicious. :)

Debra said...

That buffet is **gorgeous**!!!

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