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From Garage Sale to Greek Key — Love at first sight

On my way to work one morning I passed a yard sale sign.  I looked at the clock and thought “why not” I’m running early for a change.

I pull up and sitting in the front yard was a filthy dirty chair, that at one time had Ivory fabric upholstery that was now more brown than cream.  The front leg was broken and the seat springs were sagging into the grass.

It was love at first sight.  I only wish I had taken a before photo.  I called the guys at Craig’s and asked them to bring the van and I paid the woman $15.00 for the chair.

We tore the chair down to the bare frame and kept the coil seat and back springs.  Bye bye old gross fabric and stuffing.

After the wood was refinished, I set the frame in the showroom to sell. The detailing of the wood and the lines of the chair are just phenomenal. It is amazing what you can find if you keep your eyes peeled.

I sold the frame and the client chose this wonderful blue and white Greek key pattern from Highland Court.  We reupholstered the chair and added gimp and spaced French natural nail trim.  I love the end result.