Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Little Red Chair

This is the story of a little red chair I got for free. 

I had this for few months and debated to sand it and paint it to put in our girls' new bedroom.
 But I kept thinking that it might not be a good idea. 


First, they would totally fight over who would get to
sit on this. 
Second, during the fight, they would totally trip over this thing and hurt themselves.
Third, I still can't find my sander...I know, I might just have to buy a new one...

So here came the idea of just leave the paint on there, give it a coat of polyurethane, and park it outside our front door.
Adding a potted plant...that the hubby got for me this last Valentine's Day...





Nothing say "Welcome Home" like a rocker (or chair) on your front porch if you live in the South...
The best part is that it did not cost me a dime.
Free


Stay Frugal,

31 comments:

laurie said...

its so cute and it looks wonderful with the plant in it, i love the rocker on the front porch, we had one on our porch too, in fact I have one on the balcony!

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

so cute and i love that you left it just the way it was!

Kelly said...

It does have great patina just the way it is. It would look adorable at Christmas time with a small Christmas tree lit up in it. I was thinking about that since it was red.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I'm curious, if you find your sander, will you redo it and allow for a fight to break out over it OR will you leave it looking very sweet and welcoming by you front door?

~ Liz ~ said...

I'm so glad you were worried about a fight, injuries and couldn't find your sander because it's perfect as is! You would regret it if you painted it. It is really adorable. I also love the idea of putting it on the front porch with a plant, plus the kids can rock in it if they ever want to, right? Win/Win!
Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooo cute!!

Libby said...

This is such a cute chair. I remember having one of these when I was a kid. It is serving a wonderful purpose. And, no one will fight over it. :-)

Suzy said...

What an adorable chair! I'm glad you left it in its original state.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So cute! Love it with the potted plant!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I fell in love with the chippy red deliciousness from the very first picture! Glad you left it.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What a perfect spot for your plant to "sit". It is perfect just like it is!

~Lynn

Kerry said...

Red vintage chair, I think it was meant to stay as is! I like it.

Heaven's Walk said...

That little red chair is just perfect imperfection! I love the patina on it, and it looks fabulous on your front porch! :)

xoxo laurie

20 North Ora said...

Great decision! It has such a look of age on it. You can only imagine the stories it has to tell.

Judy

Libby said...

I left a surprise for you on my blog. Check it out on Thursday morning. :-)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love your little red chair...so happy you left it "chippy" :) Laurel

Ann said...

Sweet little red chair. Love the original finish.

Joanne Bischof said...

charming, charming, chair! Just adorable.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I had a chair just like this when I was a little girl. Fond memory. :)

I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
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I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

suzyq said...

What a great find - and it's absolutely perfect the way it is - and where it is!!!

Katherines Corner said...

Its just right, the perfect way to display and hold a plant too. sweet! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Deidre said...

Wouldnt change a thang!!! Very charming:)

chateau chic said...

Your little chair is adorable! I love when the original paint is kept. So charming.
I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...luv this CUTE FREEBIE!!! Thanks for sharing it at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Audrey said...

Love the time-worn look. Great look that never can be copied. Wonderful display piece. I need to add it to my collection of little chairs.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/2012/01/
Timeless Treasures

Debbiedoo's said...

Yep and that is the story of the little red chair. I think it looks adorable outside anyhow. Just think around Christmas how cute it will look too. Thanks for sharing.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh, I'm so glad you didn't paint it! I love it just the way it is. It's worn to perfection! :)

Casandra said...

So adorable! I think you made the right choice to leave it be. I once had a large weathered old rocker with a bad seat so I kept it outside the back door. I put a pot of yellow lantana which looks like golden fireworks---grows so well down here in Louisiana. Unfortunately, I didn't think to put protective coat on like you so, after a few years, it was a goner. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Cristina Garay said...

I love it just the way it is! Perfect place to show it off!

Kathie said...

It is just perfect with the pot in the seat! Love!!! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

Meredith Garrett said...

I love this little chair. The color is perfect! I'm a new follower, and would love to have you stop back by thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com.

Blessings from Oklahoma,
Meredith