Flea Market Find – Chippy Chair

Don’t you just LOVE it when you’re strolling along in a flea market/antique store that’s CRAMMED FULL of the kind of junk that makes your mind race with ideas about where it could go in your home?

Or how about when you plan a trip to a certain flea market/antique store to specifically find something you need for an area of your home.

A while back, I set out to J&G Antique and Flea Market, with high hopes of finding the perfect chair to fill up this awkward space in my kitchen:

I knew it was a long shot, and I only had about an hour to sift through booth after booth of stuff- but I knew exactly what I wanted.

1. It had to have a high back- so it would really visually fill up that space.

2. It had to have character and a “one-of-a-kind” type charm.
(I didn’t want it to look like I took it from a set of six.)

3. I wanted its lines to be traditional.

4. I prayed that it would have dusty green paint chipping off of it.

I know, I know…I’m setting myself up for failure right?

Wrong!
Look what I found for $15:

The lines on the chair back remind me of sun rays and the hole in the top is shaped just like a cresent moon…such a fun little chair.
:-)

A close up of the patina:

This is the inspiration fabric I chose to decorate my Kitchen around, and it matches beautifully with my new chippy chair:

So here she sits…in her new home. I would love to cover the cushion I’ve got on her right now, in a piece of striped fabric that coordinates with my inspiration fabric. That’ll have to be another day though…I’m off to do another Kitchen re-design…woo hoo! :-)

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