FFf Eclectic Red Barn: MY WV Surprise!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MY WV Surprise!

My husband went to West Virginia (Wheeling) for his family reunion. It was rather last minute so he decided to drive from Ft. Lauderdale and would pick up his brother in Georgia. Normally, he would have taken his truck, but 5 days before he left, he was rear ended and over $5,000 in damage. Fortunately, he is fine. So they gave him a Honda Accord. Somewhat smaller than he is use to.

After a few days I get a call, would you like some chairs. Well of course. There were also three lamps. I will take anything. lol! I said, bring what you can. Here is what he brought me. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Free chairs and lamps from West Virginia

Now you have to understand that he is an engineer and even though I told him it didn't matter what he brought, he was going to make it fit no matter what. This might not be too bad, except for the fact that they had two suitcases and two golf bags and lots of hanging clothes. He did it. What a guy!

Eclectic Red Barn: Upholstered print chair

This chair is so heavy it feels like there are bricks in the seat. It does have springs, but not sure why it is so heavy. All of the wood is in good condition and so is the fabric.  

Eclectic Red Barn: Upholstered print chair with nail heads
 It looks like it was professionally upholstered. 

The yellow chair is not in good condition. The fabric is like a velour and the seat needs help. However, the frame is in good condition.
I am not sure what I am going to do with lamps - maybe some painting. As for the chairs, someday I will get to them. I have never upholstered something like this before. I think I have my work cut out for me. Although I am excited with the free items, I am feeling a little overwhelmed. I am trying to get my barn cleaned out and refinish items in it and now more stuff to work on. 

I have to admit, it is never boring and it pays to have a great hubby. 

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  1. Free is the best price. What a nice husband to bring that home for you. I'm sure you'll find something fabulous to do with all of it

  2. Bev,
    Now free is always the BEST price, right? And your hubby is like mine, he knows what I like and does bring me home surprises.
    Thanks so much for your visit. Yes, Joe has a Penguin' s corner in our bedroom. He always was a Pittsburgh Steeler fan and when they built the Arena by us and brought the AHL Pittsburgh Penguins team here to play, he was in heavan!! Yes, we do have season tickets to the Wilks Barre -Scranton Penguins hockey games. The arena is 5 minutes from our home... So he is a Pittsburgh fan all the way, even the Pirates!!


  3. Great items with the perfect price !
    Have fun !

  4. Awesome! We will take anything at anytime, right?

  5. And you can do anything out og nothing:)

  6. Wow! Those chairs are gorgeous! What a wonderful husband you have! I can't wait to see what you do with them! Angie xo

  7. Oooh I love furniture goodies! That was very sweet of your husband. Dropping by from the Thursday hop. I'm a new follower with Google+ and Bloglovin. Have a great day!

  8. He got all that stuff in an Accord? That's awesome!! I could totally see those lamps painted and re-worked a bit at the top into pillar candleholders.

  9. Lindas peças
    uma bela decoração!

  10. Great stuff! I can't wait to see the before and afters! Blessings to you, Patti

  11. Oh free chairs and free lamps! What can be better! You will make them over and they will be awesome. Thanks for joining TTF this week.


  12. Wow! I hope you gave him a bunch of hugs! He did great and you'll have fun fixing these items up and enjoying them! Enjoy your weekend!

  13. Free is always great! Good luck to you in your new adventure!

    Thanks for sharing with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!

    Krys @thet2women.com and www.worshipingwhilewaiting.com

  14. Hi Beverly! I have to say, great treasures that the Mr. spotted! And I am going to feature this post on Wednesdays "Features for TTF #117". Just the simple fact that the hubby spotted these awesome finds and managed to stuff them in the Accord deserves a shout out! LOL

  15. Amazing what you can pack into 4 wheels when you really want to! Too fun, Beverly!


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