I love a good yard sale. I think it's in my genes. I can remember stopping with my Dad on a Saturday morning just to see what they had to offer. Just this past month, we drove by a sale on our way out of town, and my son said, "Mom, you really wanted to stop back there and look. Didn't you?" I just smiled and said, "Of course I did!"
The good news? These days you can get your yard sale fix on line.
Here are a few items I found just by giving Craig's List a quick look. All these items are in the Birmingham area, but I am sure you can find similar gems in your area.
I found these great chairs for $60.00 for the pair!
They remind me of the Isabel Chair from Doxa which retails for $1,350.00 each. You will have to click on the link as this picture is copyrighted.
If these beauties were mine, I would then reupholster the seats in this fabric which retails for $12.95 a yard (100% linen, I might add)!
Once I finished, I would use them on either side of a chest or console table to create a larger impact. Sort of like this:
or something like this:
I'll do the math, for around $86.00 total, you have a pair of chairs very similar to a pair that would cost you $2,700.00. Pretty good deal, don't you think?
These amazing chairs for $100.00 for the pair!
These are a very similar look to the Maude side chairs that retails for $1,695.00 each at Jayson Home and Garden!
For these, I would go with a more hip, mod gray velvet fabric for $30.00 a yard:
or a lighter leather (if you have warmer tones in your house) like this one that retails for $26.98 a yard:
Once finished, these chairs with their round backs would look great flanking a fireplace, like this:
Or like this:
See those beautiful accent chairs to the right in this picture.
So, for a total of $160.00 you have a pair of chairs that have the same feel as a pair that would cost you $3,510.00. Again, not a bad deal!