Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A simple chair story

It was at a yard sale...all alone.
$5.00.
I brought it home in its golden ratan color. Old florida...
well, mid-florida.Think Golden Girls
Last weekend I gave it a fresh coat of black/brown depth.
plopped some pillows that were leftover from another couch...
they fit... somewhat.
...and gave it a new home in the ever-changing
Living room.

I thought...not bad for $5 bucks...

You know...re-use, re-purpose....

Then.....
He found it.
'Nuff said.










49 comments:

Ginny said...

Looks like he's protesting no walk at the beach for a while!

Or maybe maybe he's thinking why'd you get such a small chair!

Mango Gal said...

Oh my goodness, that is too funny! Your dog is adorable! Is he a Great Dane? I love those!

Sharon said...

awwwww, isn't he just the cutest!Looks like he's trying it out to see the fit lol

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yes...He is a Great Dane (or EXCELLENT Dane as my one son calls him). The chair is not that small...he is THAT big!

Funny one Ginny!!! After that shot, he tried to curl up on it...then just gave up. Hee.

Natalie said...

hahaha! It's the perfect height.

What a gorgeous transformation.

I've always wanted a Great Dane and instead have a 9 lb Poodle, lol.

Jill said...

gotta love a good butt high chair...LOL!! Great makeover, re-use session.

christy said...

Linda! I love it! Love your baby, he is so cute.

Love that $5 chair too. Looks great in your LR. Are the cushions from that old white couch you didn't know what to do with? Great way to re-use & re-purpose!

Melissa said...

Great chair. Looks like someone is very thankful that you brought it home.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Now THIS is priceless!

Eloise said...

This post really cracked me up! I was scrolling along admiring your cool chair and thinking you were amazing for finding such a great deal, and then I got to the last picture and truly laughed out loud!

anita said...

truly funny!
your having some fun times at
your place!

Millie said...

Great job on the chair Linda - you've certainly breathed new life into it!

Seeing your beautiful big boy reminded me of our beloved Pyrenean Mountain dog Anoushka - long gone but never forgotten. She would have tried to do exactly the same thing! The giant breeds have a habit of thinking they are actually a chihuahua!!
Millie ^_^

Ana B. said...

I love your sense of humor!
LOL! Delicius post, Linda!

Joyce said...

First off what a great bargain! $5!!! Second I think Nuff just claimed that chair as his!He is a cutie!! He is so cute his rear fits nice in the chair the rest of him is standing. LOL... Give him a hug for adding a smile to our day! Hmmm... maybe a treat or two wouldn't hurt too.

Margaret Cloud said...

That is a very nice chair, not bad for five dollars, I like the color you choose.

sandra/tx said...

LOL Man, Linda, you had me fixated on that chair redo. Love the dog. LOL

Cote de Texas said...

so cute!!! i love that chair!

thanks for your comment and I do have to say - that house is really so not you!!!! it's too cold - you like warmer houses with bright colors. it was too cold for me too!

Velvet and Linen said...

Charming story with a happy ending for all.

xo
Brooke

Cathleen Farrell said...

LOL, Truly Adorable!!! :-)

Deb said...

Great chair Linda - but your dog is absolutely gorgeous :-)!! Our friends have Great Danes too and they are such sweet gentle giants! Of course this new chair is his.

SarahWhite said...

Oh goodness. I'm laughing at his expression...so funny. That chair is perfect...$5 well spent my friend!

Jackie said...

The chair looks awesome... and for $5, you can't beat that! The dog looks very much at home there. LOL

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I think...."well, of course!"

Ms. Tee said...

What a cutie!!!! He's so huge, and yet he has a look like "I fit here, really, I do!" ;)

That chair is a great find, too!

My Decor Style said...

Love it! Anything else fabulous at the yard sale?

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

He looks right at home!!!!
Simply adorable!

Chris said...

That's hilarious! In all seriousness though...that is an AWESOME find! It looks amazing!

Donna Marie said...

LOL!!!! What a great deal on the chair! It looks like your dog thinks so too! That was funny!

xoxoxoxox
Donna

Jerusalem said...

Amazing find! I love it!! Thanks for stopping by!

sealaura said...

good find Linda! It's funny how the critters can also spot a good chair.

Amber said...

OMG, Linda, I think you have outdone yourself! Here I am thinking the chair is so utterly Linda-Fab, and then I scroll down and just about spit out my water! Most excellent post, chica!

Jen Kershner said...

Oh, it is absolute perfection and I just can't even believe the price. Yay for you having such a keen eye for a treasure.

Ann said...

You made me laugh. That was such a cute and nice post. Great transformation you did on that chair.

Linda Lou said...

What a find!! Your puppy knows a good thing when he sees it, no one can pass up a comfy spot to lay your tired paws down...

~ Lisa ~ said...

That is a great find! And I love the color paint you chose. Really, really cute. :)

megan said...

oh, that made my day. too funny!
the chair looks great!

My Notting Hill said...

Terrific chair - what paint color did you use? Very cute dog too.

Ivy Lane said...

Fun post! love the transformation of the chair. and the dog pic is so cute!

Debbie said...

Oh Linda, he is just too darn cute - Gotta love him!

You have a good eye and that chair is simply FAB, what a great find!

Blessings - Debbie

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

hahahaha.fabulous chair....but that dude stole the show !!! ha hahaha

farmhouse wares said...

That's hysterical. I love that he looks a wee bit guilty too.

Stephanie said...

But he looks SO perfect sitting there!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Gorgeous find and I love what you've done with it! Stunning! Tracey x

I'm Just Beachy said...

What a sweet pup!

Anonymous said...

I came across a link to your blog on the bhg forum and I wanted to ask you what type of paint (color, semi-gloss or gloss, etc...) you used to paint your $5 wicker chair. I love it and want to acheive the same look with a similar chair I purchased.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey Anon...It is a simple process. First I used a satin black spray paint (Rustoleum product, I believe) Then just lightly overspayed it in some areas with an expresso (also satin) color.

Hope that helps you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your response...that helps me out a lot!
Natalie
Clearwater, FL

Jessica Claire said...

my dane Leya does the same thing!

We'll be sitting on a park bench and she leans her bum up onto my lap so her paws can rest on the ground - boy do people laugh!

Mary Ruth said...

Rediscovered your Blog after not blogging myself for a while. Love reading the Florida lifestyle now that I am a resident (Space Coast Florida) for a couple of years now. Love the Rattan chair (black w Espresso) And I won't let my DH see the photos of your 'friend' trying to sit in the chair (he wants a Great Dane so bad). I want a 20lb'er!
Great Blog, I will be back!

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