April 10, 2010

Chairs and Baskets..........


Wow!...Three post in two days!..I just wanted to pop on here and show you what I unearthed in the garage today while I was working in there...They've been out there since we moved here...Remember: We lost 2000 square feet when we bought this house 2 years ago...So the chairs that once sat around my table in the kitchen in the other house have been in the garage since coming off the truck....Until now!...And I got them in before Tim noticed!...Until a little while ago when he asked me why they were in there...I told him they needed to be cleaned off...Well, Yeah!..That could have been done in the garage..:) wink wink!!

I've loved these chairs since I first saw them in an antique store in Cartersville, GA for $5 a piece...I bought all 4....When you sit on them you hear that crinkle sound and it reminds me of my Granny Jakes...She had high ladderback chairs that made that sound when I was a child....Soooooo you never know where they might end up at....:)

And I found 2 totes of baskets in the garage....I had painted the lids with Halloween scenes when I was doing craft shows up until 6 years ago... So Tim suggested that I paint over the lids and primitize (is that a word?) them....I'm painting them in black and Mississippi Mud (my new favorite color)....Then samplers and pinkeeps will gradually be added to them over the weeks....

Well, that is it for now!...Off to do some more baskets and then back to working on pinkeeps for my sewing box orders....Hope to have them finished by next week and on their way to their new homes....

Until next time!!!~~hugs, Jen

20 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Beautiful chairs... what a bargain! And I love the baskets ♥

denise said...

i saw some chairs like that at the goodwill today.love the baskets!! what color is Mississippi Mud?

basketsnprims said...

What great stuff you unearthed ~ I love the chairs & look forward to what you will fill the baskets with.
hugs,
pam

Jennifer said...

I love ladder back chairs like this too!

The baskets are pretty! You are so talented to paint on the tops like that. I wish I could!

Can't wait to see where you put your chairs!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Love the baskets...and your hubby sounds like mine! he has finally stopped asking*where did that come from* cause he usually doesnt like the answer!!

Deb said...

Those chairs are great - and I can't believe the bargain you got them for - just about a steal in my book!!

Beth at Mehitable Puddington's Cupboard said...

=D Good save! I like your style.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

How wonderful Jennifer!!
Two of my favorite things, Chairs and Baskets!!
~Tam

The Crafty Crow said...

Isn't it amazing how sometimes we find treasures in the things we already have. I used Mississippi mud on some dolls I made, its a great color. Have fun crafting!!
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Robin said...

"primitize" is in my vocabulary!!It must be a word. Love the baskets, they will look great with your cross stitch on them. Blessings(millstonemercantile)

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Sometimes your garage can be the best place to "shop!"
And I love the picture of your scrap basket. My little dog I had years ago used to love to get in there and fling all the scraps out just enough for him to snuggy on down in it!
Smiles,
Beth

Sue Pickwell said...

Love the baskets, what brand is Missisipi Mud, also what are Pin Keepers???
Thanks Sue

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the chairs and the baskets..:)

Craftyperson said...

Love the chairs and baskets...you just never know whats hidden in your garage do ya...lol..
Prim hugs,
Trena

Higgler's Notch said...

Gorgeous chairs and I'm in love with the baskets.
I just found 2 ladder-back chairs for FREE! Just love shopping on the side of the road.

COLONY HOMESTEAD said...

awesome chairs..and wow, what a deal you got on them..

my3Kitties said...

what color is Mississippi mud?

Lisa said...

Absolutely LOVE the chairs!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Gorgeous chairs. I was wondering if you were going to take two of them and make some MAKE-DO chairs for the head of your dining table...how neat would that be.

Great idea for the lidded baskets and I like the term Primitize...you should coin that phrase!

Karen

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

A pinkeep is another name for a pincushion and Mississippi Mud is an Americana paint color...It's been around for a long time, but I'm just now painting boxes with it because I wanted something more neutral and drabby colored...