I know that I have mentioned this before, but it is worth mentioning again, I have the best Goodwill store ever!
I went for my weekly visit, and I noticed a set of 6 ladder back chairs. Everyone that knows me, knows I have an addiction to chairs, I have them everywhere, seriously, everywhere. I have chairs hanging in trees, decorated in gardens, mounted to walls, in every corner, stored in my cellar and attic, as well as a warehouse we have. I took at good look at the 6 chairs, and they needed work, each needed to have a new seat, but the price was 14.99 a chair, so I passed on the chairs.
I continued looking around and decided to look at the chairs again, and they weren’t 14.99 a chair, it was for the set. If you know anything about Goodwill stores, they have colored tags and everyday they have a special color tag that is half off, and today was a green day and my chairs had green tags. Now my 14.99 chairs are 7.50 a set, and with my senior discount they are 6.75 a set. SOLD
Now the adventure begins….
I am very fortunate to have a store locally that sells chair repairs supplies. Unfortunately, she didn’t have enough rush to redo all six chairs, so she recommended flat reed splint seats. I can cane and rush, but have never tried splint seats, but I have woven hundreds of baskets, so I was ready for the challenge. I found many videos on YouTube and many sites with different patterns, but I couldn’t make up my mind on patterns. The solution was easy, 6 chairs, 6 different patterns, how much fun will this be !
I don’t know if I am going to leave them natural or add a little tint to them, I guess I will figure that out when I finish them all.
This has to be the best 6.75 I have ever spent..