Monday, June 1, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday


Hello! Welcome to my first of hopefully many contributions to 2nd Time Around Tuesday, hosted by Diane @ A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. I should have a pretty easy time with this since 75% of my home came from second hand stores, garage sales, and an occasional antique shop. Since Two seems to be a theme I will share two different finds...


The first is a pair of these Adirondack chairs. I got them at a garage sale last year for only $5.00 each!!! I think they are one of my best finds. The wood was rough and cracking and they were pretty rickety. My DH and I spent a couple weekends taking them completely apart, sanding, painting and putting them back together.


And here is the final result!! I love my chairs!!!!

The color in the photo below is more accurate than the one up above.



My second thing to share is my collection of watering cans. I actually have several more that I'm not showing, but I didn't want to bore you with to much of a good thing. This one is in my kitchen.

The rest are all out on my porch and patio. I've collected them from garage sales and antique stores from a couple different states. I keep looking for more. The price has to be right though. They can get pretty expensive, but I won't spend more than $20.00 on one.



 
So there you have it! My first 2nd Time around Tuesday. Hope you enjoyed it! See you next week.


28 comments:

Chandy said...

Karen, how lovely those chairs are! And how about that collection of watering cans. Sweet deal! Thanks for visiting, I love your blog as well. I love the font on yours. I'm working on changing mine...

Hope to see you more than just once a week. ;-D

Sharing with Sherri said...

hi Karen!
I'm so glad you stopped by to visit! It's so nice to meet you!
I Love your blog! and your home!
Wow! what fun comfortable looking chairs you found, I'm sure you'll enjoy many hours in them on your charming patio!
I will be following you now to see what fun new things you come up with. Please come an visit me again anytime!

Sherri:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I love the fact that you found Adirondack chairs and water cans! I love yours! They look GREAT! I want you to be sure and check my post because you will get a definite chuckle.

So glad you joined this Show and Tell with us. Loved seeing your finds.

Happy Second Time Around Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

bj said...

What a FABULOUS job you and hubby did with those chairs! Just the idea that you even FOUND these for five bucks apiece is awesome.
Love your watering cans, too.
xo bj

bj said...

I'm back to say I just spent a few minutes going over your blog...you have the cutest home! I love it...
o, and I just signed up to follow.
Come see me sometime!
xo bj

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Karen,
I love your chairs! What a great color you painted them. My dh and me were just looking at the plastic ones from Lowe's for $17 each, maybe I should just hold out awhile longer... I might get lucky like you and find real ones.

And I love how you've displayed your watering cans all around outside. Very interesting and very cool looking. Now I'm off to check out your earlier posts *smiles*

Candy said...

Welcome to this event. You are going to fit right in! What a great find on the chair and love the watering cans. I have seen some really cool ones and yes, they can get pretty expensive.

Thanks for sharin'
Candy

KayC. said...

First I have to say that you have a lovely blog. And I love your font! (mine is so boring and I have no clue how to change it up to something like yours) I love both of your treasures!!! You got a great deal on the chairs, at an unbelieveable price! I love how they turned out. I am a fan of anything that is weathered galvenize. Your water can is perfect! I hope to see your treasures next week.

KayC. said...

Sorry, it is me again! I just became a follower...check out what I use for my picture ;-)

ellen b. said...

Hi Karen! Your adirondack chairs are so fabulous. What a steal and hubby did an amazing job on them!! Love all your watering cans too. Happy 2nd time around...

Debra said...

Dear Friend,
I'm smiling to learn more about you! Ching Ching on your finds. I can't wait to see more. Lets swap junk..haha

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the color of the Adirondack chairs -- and love the idea of Adirondack chairs in the desert, so far from their "native habitat."

Your watering cans are beautiful -- I love the strong lines and simplicity of such "everyday" things; and SO much prettier than plastic!

Lovely post! Cass

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday! Those watering cans are awesome! Can't wait to see more from you.

Deb said...

Love the adirondack chairs especially the colour you painted them! They were a fabulous garage sale find! I collect old galvanized watering cans too :-) Maybe they will be my 2nd time around post next Tuesday :-)

Monica said...

Wow! Those chairs look brand new!Thank you for stopping by my blog,I saw the pics of your home and it is beautiful!Oh and I love the watering cans too!Happy Tuesday!

Brenda said...

I cannot believe you paid only that much for those darling Adirondack chairs! I want some so bad. I don't like the way the newer ones are made, the style, so I'd love to find some. I love your finds. You seem to have much my taste in things! I'll be back!
Brenda

Coleen said...

love the purple chair!!! what a great find...you did a great make-over!!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

Chandy said...

Karen, thanks for letting me know about how to change the font on my blog, so cute! Thanks so much!

** Irene ** said...

Hello Karen

Wow, your home is amazing, I love the flowers.

luv
irene
xxxx

June said...

Hi Karen,
Those chairs were such an amazing deal, but what you and your hubby did for them was nothing short of a miracle. I love the color!
Smiles,
June

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Hi Karen, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I was so excited to read you commet. You are the kind of person that I hoped I would have the opportunity to get to know when I decided to start my blog. It's funny I have a watering can collection as well. I especially love the small ones. I have them hanging througout my garden. Please stop back and I will visit your blog often! Take Care, Bren

Barb said...

Now that is one purple chair!!!

Love all the watering can/flower pics.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Sheila R said...

I just love your new blog... just beautiful!

Sheila R said...

I just love your new blog... just beautiful!

Stacey said...

WOW!! I LOVE watering cans and your collection is GREAT!!! Do show more again!! :) Have a great weekend Karen! ~Stacey

Joan said...

I love your second time around treasures. I think I may join in next week, too. xo Joan

ButterYum said...

Oh wow... the chairs are stunning! Great find and what a deal!!!

Robin said...

Love the chair color! Wonderful~
And those watering cans! How lovely.
Robin
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