Monday, July 4, 2011

Remember this cutie?

First things first!

This is you last chance to comment for my super duper Clamato giveaway, click HERE for a chance to win.

Now please be honest....Do you remember this?

That cutie is part of a set of 4 that were rescued from the trash in Lachine last year. Yes they are made of teak and worth a pretty penny (Why someone would want to throw them out, it leaves me speechless, which doesn't happen very often let me tell you!)
Also in the trash was the dinning room table minus legs (Go figure!). So the plan was to re-upholster the chairs and have some legs made.
These things are easier said than done! lol
Here at Casa de Vonlipi we definitely have problems with follow through. We had to figure out what we wanted to re-upholster the chairs with....originaly it was black vinyl....But I suggested we reuse some dark blue leather we had, so we bought some dye....2 months ago.

The chairs got done last weekend! I so thrilled I can't believe my eyes everytime I look at them! hihihi

Isn't she SWEET? OMG I can't believe we now have genuine mid-century teak dinning room chairs!
 It cost less than 30$  for the dye and the padding so that is 7.50$ per chair which is pretty trifty in my book!

Now here are some pics of Canada Day Pyrex in action!

As an appetizer I made crab cakes....with a special tartar sauce. I haven't written down the recipe yet, but they were delicious!

A Pyrex dredging station (can you tell I watch a lot of cooking shows?)

Some of the dishes resting after a hard evening's work!

This is oe of those morning after shots....I still had the tablecloth on the table and the Pink Pyrex fridgie set just wanted to come out and play!
Look how the pink from the tablecloth is really close to the color of the Pyrex? F-R-E-A-K-Y!

Well that's it for tonight....As much as my heart wants to thrift, my mind says  I should take care of the house and the yard.....sniff.....I try to do a little bit every night after work.....

Have a restful night my friends!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your chairs came out amazing! What a thrifty find and wow! I love them. Oh I used Pyrex tonight for a casserole. It is gorgeous and good for using not just collecting as you have said many times! What did you do with the table top? hugs, Linda

Vonlipi said...

Well that is still a work in progress! We have to go and commission the table legs, that shoule happen in a couple of weeks.

I'll post about it for sure :)

Thanks for the visit!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Those chairs look FABULOUS! And I have no idea why people do what they do... remember I got those 4 free chairs on freecycle? Those fab chairs... the woman used to have a table and a sideboard! And she found them because someone left the whole set out for the trash.

I mean, c'mon