Sunday, July 11, 2010

~THE JOY OF THAT LAST MINUTE FIND...~

I am proud to join Susan @ BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for Met Monday! You really must come see!


Saturday morning didn't yield any great finds. I found a good book, an historical novel, some nice potted succulents, nothing really great and wonderful.

But...after our very late breakfast, and on our way home...RED jumped out at me from the curb! "STOP! STOP!" I screamed and dear sweet husband threw on the brakes with a screech!
Since he always gets as excited about things as I do, he quickly turned around and back we went. And there..forlorn and dirty, an old piece of carpet (I think) nailed to the seat was my little chair! EXACTLY what I was looking for...and I didn't even have to paint it!

I had my camera, of course, but I never remember to take pictures..so I took this one after he unloaded it from the trunk.
Not too impressive, but I love it! Look at these sweet roses on the back! And did you see the legs in the upper photo?? Did you?
Under the carpet was an old piece of probably paneling, nailed to the seat. No problem...
Sweet husband got his trusty saw and drill out...and while my girlfriend and I ate toast, fresh fruit and coffee, Mr. Wonderful went to work! (I hand fed him fresh grapes to keep him in a good mood!)
He cut a nice round hole in the top of the seat..the old wood was fine..
...and he worked at it until my new clay pot of succulents fit right down inside...perfectly. See how he is checking for size? More than once I am afraid.

I then got out the RED spray paint and in a few minutes it was all dry and in went my little Succulent garden bowl. I only painted the board Sweet Husband had cut...not the chair.



And here it is on the front porch. It replace the old wagon that had fallen into pieces...
I think I really like it there. My little chair! *smiles from ear to ear!*

Love and hugs, you bet!
Mona

29 comments:

  1. Hi Mona,
    such a sweet idea. It turned out beautiful and adds a nice red touch to your porch.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  2. Hi Mona,

    Lovely. What a wonderful hubby you have.

    Hugs,
    Joyce

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  3. I love your little red chair, Mona. I have one similar to it in front of my gate!
    xo
    Robin

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  4. Hello! Your little red chair looks so cute! How lucky were you to find it for FREE! Congrats!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  5. Woo Hoo! A curbside find ( THE best!) and a partner in rehab! Kudos to hubby! and you have a great treasure. LOVE your story. My kind of metamorphosis! It looks fantastic, and I love the RED!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  6. Gotta love that! Finding exactly what you've been looking for and in the same color - on.the.curb. SCORE!!! Love it and what a sweet man Mona! Lucky you!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  7. Your red chair is so cute! I love its pretty legs. And, such a fun way to display it, with your beautiful plants.

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  8. I love that! I've always wanted one of those planter chairs. Yours is extra cute with that design on the back.

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  9. How perfect! I love the detail in the back and legs! It is just what you needed! Love it! And give that hubby another hug! Great job! ♥

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  10. Morning, Mona! Oh,your sweetie did good! What a precious chair and I love it with the little flowers growing out of the seat! You did good and free is wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Your little curb find came out fabulous...love the flower design across the top rail. The chair looks wonderful nestled in amongst your plants.

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  12. OOO, talk about FINDS...this little, smiling red chair is PERFECT for your porch!! It looks just wonderful !!But the BESTest FIND...that sweetie of yours!!
    xo bj

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  13. What a lucky find, Mona! It looks so pretty there. And how nice of you to feed your dh grapes while you put him to work, lol....Christine

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  14. I LOVE IT!!! What a sweet little red chair! Your hubby is so sweet to do that for you.

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  15. Just darling! I love the red color.

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  16. Thanks so much for the visit to my blog and your comment. I appreciate it! Love the red chair. So cute! I'm happy to find your blog. I'll be back...

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  17. Such a beautiful and perfect chair. The two of you make a great team!

    Di

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  18. I just love your red chair, it really pops against the greenery. You and Mr. Wonderful did a great job. I have a bright read wooden rocker on my deck...I rock and roll with the grandkiddos.

    God bless you sweetie and enjoy this beautiful day!!!

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  19. Hello. What a cute little chair. I love the red.It looks wonderful in your garden.

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  20. Oh Mona, that is just absolutely perfect! Such a great use of that chair. Wonder what they were thinking with the carpet or rug on top? You brought new found glory to that chair!

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  21. It came out perfect! Your hubby is so sweet to help you make your dreams come true. Of course, the hand feeding works wonders :)

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  22. Great find. Love what you did - very clever.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I apologize that you were unable to find Susan's Met Monday link. I keep all my blog party links on a separate page listed as "Blog Parties" under the header of my blog. The final line of this post included a link to this page. I will have to do a better job of making this link more obvious.

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  23. Mona, you are Serendipity Sue!!!

    I love your luck and your eye for the good stuff. This is wonderful, and just MY shade of red; enjoy your pretty chair and your flowers. It's Perfect!

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  24. Mona it is beautiful in red! Love it! :)

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  25. I love your chair! How wonderful it looks on your porch! You did Good! Great Husband too!

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  26. PS Let me know the secret on how you get your husband to slam on the brakes! Mine keeps going! lol

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  27. Well now, I saw some nice little red chairs this weekend at an antiques fair but they were $30 to $50! And they couldn't hold a candle to yours! Plus you've got the story of finding it and feeding Howard grapes while he fixed it. (I'll have to remember that little trick!) LOL!

    We've been busy, busy, busy. I ran into Gloria in Sacramento even though she said she wouldn't be there! Len got up early and made her go! Still haven't posted about it but found some wonderful things. Everytime I sit down to post the kids need a playmate! But that's okay, we're having a lot of fun swimming and playing games. Summer is so fleeting I feel like we have to pack in as much fun as possible!

    Stay cool! Don't let Howard work too hard in this heat!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  28. Okay, now I am feeling really unhappy about something...I had one. A red chair just like that with a hole already in it. Got it from a neighbor who was giving things away for free last summer. Now the unhappy part...hubby tossed it when we moved. I told him he could. I don't know WHAT I was thinking!!! Oh regret is a yucky thing isn't it? LOVE your chair!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  29. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the touch of color among all the green. That is definitely a keeper and something I would put marine varnish on to make it last longer.
    I am so putting an old chair on my "hunt list". :-)

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