Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White Wednesday Finds & Projects!

Just recently I came upon a bunch of old flour and sugar bags.

I had to do a lot of digging as they were in an attic with lots and lots of bags of fabrics, linens and other things.

Those are my kind of sales!

I do love to dig!

Do you like old cane chairs?

I sure do!

I just recently found two of them in great condition.

Many times the cane has been pretty messed up.

I found this chair at the same sale where I found the flour sacks.

The chair was gold.

That had to go!

I envisioned it white!

I like it so much better now!

I've got so much to do to get ready for the Fall show at Monticello.

One chair done one more to go!

Here's a cane chair that I've had for awhile.

I recovered the seat on this one and added a soft feather cushion to it.

See the vintage crochet pillow.

I picked this up a few years ago.

When I looked inside of it I was surprised to find vintage nylons stockings.

An interesting way to stuff a pillow!

Hang onto those old stocking ladies you've just found a new use for them! (o:

Be sure to stop by Kathleen's of Faded Charm and visit all the wonderful White Wednesday blogs!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful chairs! Of course they had to be white... what else? ;o) They look beautiful after you used your magic wand on them!
I love that the vintage pillow was stuffed with stockings... now, that was one thrifty gal!
Happy WW!
~ Jo

Olive Cooper said...

Happy WW! Very well done transformation. White made it better! olive♥

Anonymous said...

It was sure worth the digging. I love the flour sacks, and the great chair.It's worth those trips up in the attic....Kathy

sissie said...

You find the best stuff! I love cane chairs too and everytime I see one I just have to have it and paint it white!

The flour sacks are the best find!


Rebecca said...

The chair is so fresh and inviting in the white-what a transformation!

Gretchen said...

Wow you did hit the mother load of awesome feed/flour sacks at that sale. What will you do with them? Projects or sell them at your upcoming Fall sale you mention.
Love the cane chairs you've revamped as well.

Doni said...

What an awesome find in those bags! Oh to find some of those around here...pure love at first sight!!!
Blessings, Doni

Christie said...

These turned out beautiful! I love cane chairs, benches, etc...and they look especially wonderful in the white! Blog hopping from White Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

Ooh..glorious treasures, Debbie! Such a find on the flour sacks, and your chairs are just stunning.

Thanks for having me over1


Faded Charm said...

You always find the best stuff. Love all the flour sacks. The pillow on my porch was made from an old burlap sack that held coffee beans.

Hope you are enjoying all this sunshine.

Take care,


Bella said...

Hi Debbie, Great finds! A stack of flour sacks, lucky you:-) Your chair makeover turned out fabulous, and I love the crochet pillow!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love your chair!
And the pillows are wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

oh that is too funny about the stockings!! I am just picturing my mothers vanity draws full of them, I think she is still the only woman I know buying stockings. LOL
Anyway, your finds are delightful, I am obsessed with flour sacks. Don't you just love the distressed look and soft feel that they have.
I would have been on that dig right along with ya

Anonymous said...

The chairs are 2die4! I love everything....
Have a Wonderful Day!

Loppe said...


Those flour-bags end sugar-bags...


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Cabin and Cottage said...

Great job on the chairs! And what fortune to come across the flour and sugar sacks! Yes, love digging! Jacqueline

The Swedish Room said...

Your chairs are beautiful in white. As you can tell I love white and I can see you do too. Great Job!!!
The Swedish Room

awal.ny said...

I love your chair and that pillow, beautiful. Happy White Wednesday.

rustandruffles said...

Love these chairs!!!!! I just got given to me 6 cane chairs---YIPPEE!!!
Guess what colour they are going to become?
Happy WW!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Ohhhh, that's my kind of sale. I love to dig and then to find fabulous things! The chairs are gorgeous painted white. I love your photos and your blog is just gorgeous!

Rita said...

Gorgeous finds Debbie. so glad I found your lovely blog as it is so inspiring.
bought three can chairs myself a year ago and one of them was immediately painted white. it looks just so much better.
have a nice rest of the week and... if you have some time to spare, pop over to my blog. I'll be delighted to have you over.