Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Chair fit for a Queen...or a Captain

My lovely other half and I recently stumbled across this beautiful antique Captains chair at a garage sale. It instantly caught my eye and lucky for me, it fit perfectly in the back seat of my car.


When I bought the chair (for $35.00) the seller told me she paid $100.00, 50 years ago in an antique shop.

It had a few layers of old chippy paint on it so I thought I would embrace that by giving it a country feel. In order to accomplish my desired country captains chair, I distressed this little beauty tons.

I just love how it turned out! After I finished painting, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to search online for this style of chair. I found a few very similar looking ones which sold online for a lot more than I paid!


Unfortunately, I don't think I have a spot for it so I might have to find it a new loving home.







11 comments:

Amanda said...

what a lucky find! it's beautiful... too bad my home is too far away.

Rebecca said...

Omg jess I'm in looooove with it!!!! How can u even think to part with it? I'd pay big bucks for that beauty! I love how it turned out

Jen said...

Love the chair! I wished we lived nearby I would take that baby off your hands! Thanks for stopping by!

The Zhush said...

That came out perfect! What a great find!

K @ My Forgotten Favorite said...

Such a great piece. And those side tables in your previous post, GORGEOUS!!!!

Marie Z. said...

Good job! I love it.

Fat Chick said...

You did a great gob Jess, you and your sis are so talented!

Heather said...

I new I saw that chair!!! It's for sale!

Monday Through Friday: Food & Photography said...

Love this chair! Great find, looks amazing

Hello My Pretties said...

I love the colour of that aqua book, really pops against the chair.

Little Lovables said...

I love this! My inlaws have an almost identical chair as well. I wish I could give it a home