Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bothy Threads Cut Thru Sal update and some old chairs.

It's been a busy week so I'm a little late on posting a picture of my sal update, however here it is ...
Bothy Threads Cut Thru Tea Shop.


I thought I would share some roadside finds to you, this is the first time I've gone and taken someones discarded belongings, and I did ask the owner of the house first if it was okay I took them, didn't want to be arrested for stealing some old chairs off the side of the road, that would have been embarrassing!
So why the interest in these chairs?  Well I thought the shape of them wasn't bad and they didn't seem to be broken and the rest I will blame on seeing some fabulous furniture refurbishing on Pinterest.
As you can see these chairs are fairly old, I would guess 25- 30 years old, and yes a little bit dirty, but overall not too bad.


I was worried about rotting wood or rusty chair springs, but once I turned the chair over and opened up everything to take a look at the interior condition I found much to my relief everything looked clean and dry and look no springs, just these canvas type straps holding everything in place.


So the guy's who's chairs these were thinks I am mad for taking them, and my husband thinks they are ugly and I am mad for wanting them - what do you think?
I have never refurbished - well ... anything ... however I am imaging with some carefully chosen fabric these chairs should look great! How hard can it be right?  Fingers crossed!
XXXOO
Amanda

22 comments:

  1. Your SAL is looking good, can't wait to see what you are going to do with the chairs.

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  2. Love your Tea Shop your stitching. Great progress - shes looking soooo cute. I'm new to your blog and I'm in the SAL on Mondays too:)
    Good find on the chairs - your brave for opening them up but they look good. Can't wait to see what fabric you use to recover them.
    love Annette

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  3. Nice stitchy update!! Looking forward to see the "new" chair!

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  4. The chairs just need some TLC and creativity

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  5. wow your sal is looking so pretty...
    cant wait to see what you going to do with chairs..
    big husg x

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  6. First thought on seeing those chairs: ewww. But I know how exciting it is to take something from ewww to wow, can't wait to see how they turn out.

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  8. hahaha! Amanda I had to laugh at your "how hard can it be". I made a slipcover for our wing chair a few years ago. Not fun. Took a long time. Look for good directions. I used several books from the library. I hope it is easier for you.

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  9. You are so brave for wanting to refurbish! I've never tried to do anything nearly ambitious, but you're right, they have some beautiful ideas on Pinterest. Good luck!

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  10. Wow you're making fantastic progress on your cut through SAL!

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  11. The Tea Shop is looking so pretty and good progress Amanda. I like the chairs. Good find.

    Linda

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  12. I can't wait to see what you do with the chairs - with a little TLC they will look wonderful.

    Your Tea Shop is looking great

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  13. Great stitching on your Tea Shop! I added the pic to the SAL page, http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/p/bothy-threads-cut-thru-sal.html

    Those white chairs look like they have lots of promise! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Great find!

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  14. With the right fabric, I think the chairs would be great! Tea Shop is so pretty.

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  15. Fun colors :D looking nice!

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  16. Your SAL is coming along very nicely. I love the style of those chairs. With some new fabric I think they'll be great.

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  17. Oooh.. I can imagine the chairs will be gorgeous with the right fabric! You can do it! Isn't Pinterest great? We can get in such Trouble there! Ha!

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  18. Love your progress on your cut thru so far! They are such cute designs. Way to go for grabbing some old chairs and thinking of refurbishing them! I'm always on the hunt for back alley furniture! You can find some great stuff!! I think the frames are great!! Can't wait to see what fabric you will use to recover them!

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  19. the chairs are lovely! they have 'good bones'.. can't wait to see them all done up!

    thanks for dropping by and taking a look at Sparky!

    best, Tracy

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