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Boomerang Chairs and More Cool Stuff

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Remember this pair of chairs that we picked up last spring for $10 each? Yes, $10.

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Well here they are sporting their new looks just in time for the Holidays. One for the living room and one for the basement. I picked up the upholstery fabric on Ebay for a song, had them rebuilt and recovered and repainted the iron legs. We spent less than $280 total for both chairs. Hows that for a bargain?

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I was recently at a sale in a 1967 home. This was the basement kitchen floor. What I would not give for them to reintroduce that pattern now!

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This pair of Oriental chalkware plaques were an antique mall find at 75% off: $5 for both!

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This coffee table in the basement may get me into trouble with other mid mod enthusiasts; It is a newer table in a retro style.

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This atomic Fire King casserole with stand was just too cool to pass up for $17. I have never seen this pattern and it is in great condition.

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As was this $12 aqua and black swirly enamel one:

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These cute brown poodles were a gift from my youngest son and his girl. They are in the main bath.
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This huge lamp weighs a ton and has ended up in the living room on the corner table. I want to paint the base but am not sure which direction to go. Ideas? We are leaning towards charcoal gray.

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Here is an orange footstool found at a garage sale for $2:

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After a date with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser she cleaned up pretty good!

I cannot wait to frame this for the Holidays:

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Won’t be long and we will all be putting up Kitschmas decor.

I will check back in then!

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Mid Mod Mad Chairs, an Atomic Mirror Shadowbox and more!

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One day last week I met dear Hubby for coffee (he works the midnight shift) and we spent a  little time together while we waited for a local advertised sale to open.

Oh. My. Gosh.

It was an old Mom & Pop furniture store that had recently closed. They were selling off all remaining merchandise. We thought we might get a deal on something we probably didn’t even need. And boy did we!

This place had not been remodeled or updated since the late 50’s (my best guess). They had all manner of mid-century furniture, lamps and wall art that had been on display in the store back in the day but have never sold.

It was all a bit dirty so I snapped photos while it was all  lined up in our driveway airing out.

Look what we got for $10!

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As if that white one isn’t cool enough, we got another one in black, also $10.

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We also got a great pair of tall blonde night stands for $20. They still have their original paper tags on the back. The shelves lift up and flip out to make a nice place for your book, laptop or beverage. During the day you can close them up and hide what is stored in the bottom. These will be used in the basement for storing our ever-growing record album and CD collection.

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This blonde 3 piece stacking unit was a mix and match set. Originally you must have been able to pick the pieces you wanted to put together.  The ones we purchased are stamped on the back “bar unit”, “record cabinet” and the other just has a model number. They were $10 each.  They will get stacked in the basement for housing the stereo, albums and CD’s.

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This great “Steelmaster” locking file cabinet was also a great find at $20. If Hubby does not want it for the garage or basement I will use it in my craft/ sewing closet. I also think it would work great in a kitchen, for cookbooks, utensils or linens.

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You  may remember I picked up a pair of  old  metal chairs (sometimes referred to as motel chairs) at an estate sale for $10. I could see green, yellow and aqua paint under that dirty red. They looked like this:

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After a date with some spray paint and primer, this is the new color:

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And here is the goody I promised to show you from our buying trip a few weeks ago:

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This was only $60. I have to get some plastic greenery for the little box. It is already hanging in the living room.

So do you think I got some deals?