Monday, June 24, 2013

Thrift Haul - Or Lack There Of

Wah wah wah...  Last weeks thrifting was terrible!  Eight different trips to the thrifts yielded zip, zilch, freaking nothing!  But I'll get over it because the booth had a tough month and it wouldn't hurt to floof more instead of adding new items.  On a much brighter note, I got my chairs back from the powder coating place!!!  Check em out!
Aren't they beautiful?!  They look way better than they did here a few weeks ago.  
Yeah, I'm totally happy with these!  I wanted aqua but it wasn't a color they had on hand and I would have had to pay $200 for them to order it.  No thanks!  
What do you guys think?  Chippy or restored?  
Trust me, you won't hurt my feelings!  It's totally a matter of style and there is nothing wrong with that.  I like them restored because I tend to like a more mod look and it goes well with our mid century house. 
I'm joining the parties at Apron Thrift GirlSir Thrift A Lot, RemnantMod Vintage LifeThe Thrifty Groove, A Living Space and Joyful Treasure Hunting. Have a great week everyone! 
Oh, and I'm on Instagram now.  I got it at first only to participate in my first Instasale, but now I kind of like it.  I even put a button up in the top right column of the blog...check it out!  : )


  1. I like the restored look. It's still vintage but not too beat up!

  2. I love them so much. Mine are still chippy, but that's because I don't know where to take them!

  3. Restored! I am not into chippy at all! ♥

  4. I think freshly painted and newly restored lawn furniture looks so sharp! I need to reprint all of mine soon. Bummer on the aqua, but I totally agree not for an extra $200.00!

  5. Wow, your chairs look fabulous! I think they looked fine chippy but I really like them restored. We recently got an amazing 1950s refrigerator that I'm hoping to get restored on of these days (just buffed out and repainted to use for storage-not to actually use as a fridge because of the lack of efficiency). Where did you take yours? Was it like an auto painting place?

  6. paint them!!! paint them!!! I am a little jelous of your chairs they are so pretty!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  7. Yep, much better now, and versatile in case you change your mind about your colour schemes

    1. Great point! I hadn't thought of that.

  8. They look GREAT restored. I had a chance to buy 2 chippy blue ones from an auction on Sunday, but they went for WAY too much. It would've blown my whole budget for the rest of my buys!

  9. They look amazing! I still would have preferred them chippy only because that is the style that would have worked on MY back porch. If they fit in with your décor the way you did them, then they are PERFECT! So sad about the aqua paint though:-(


  10. I have three chairs in the backyard that I have been hemming and hawing about having painted. Seeing yours makes me want to get going on that project. Mine are just dirty and shabby looking....loving the white and crispness of yours.

  11. The chairs look great! I have seen some that are tooo chippy to sit on! Thanks for linking to TTF.


  12. Love the chairs so much! So bright and pretty!
    They are still on my wish list!
    Erica :)

  13. They're BEAUTIFUL. I have so many things around the house I'm dying to get powder coated...someday, someday...your photos are really evidence of how great it can look.

  14. They're fabulous powder coated, love the white. Super look for your mid-century house! :)

  15. Can I ask how much they cost to have powder coated? I've read about that in books/mags and it seems like such a good idea because the finish is so nice, but then I'm afraid it probably costs a fortune. Was it hard to find a place locally to do it?


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