I went to an estate sale and a few garage sales this weekend. Lots of goodies!!! But not a lot of photos yet, so I'll save the other stuff for when I have time to get some good shots of them.
These are two of my favorite finds though.
Bought four of these wooden file drawers for 25 cents each. They are fairly large, roughly 6"x9"x15". They remind me of drawers from an old hardware store.
So many possibilities of things to do with these wooden beauties. At least one will end up in my office on the bookcase.
I found this vintage motel chair at the estate sale. I spied it in the backyard, immediately made a beeline over to it and sat down in it before anyone else could claim it. After it was safely occupied by my butt, I checked the price tag and found that it was only $10.00.
I love estate sales! I love people who price things at estate sales! Really, I can buy a box of ½ used motor oil for the same price as a motel chair?
Motel chairs were first used in the 1940's as seating around motel swimming pools. Hence the name - motel chairs.
I have wanted two of these forever, but don't normally find them in good shape. They only had one of these though, so I'll have to find its mate elsewhere.
Not loving the color that someone painted it, but I can always change that. Or black and white might just grow on me.
My elderly neighbor from my childhood had a row of these type of chairs sitting on her front porch. I have fond memories of sitting on her porch shelling peas with her. Now I buy my peas in a can.
You had to be careful when you sat down on these type of chairs, because if the chair had been sitting in the sun you would scorch your legs. Just think, this one has a weaved pattern on the seat, so I could have fancy scorched legs at least.
Do you like motel chairs or are they too kitschy for your taste?
A Rosy Note
You found some great deals Pam! I love that chair. I don't think it's kitschy at all. I think it has a cool retro look 🙂
Love the old metal chairs! I'm always on the hunt for chairs, gliders, swings! Memories of childhood!
Quarter apiece drawers and a $10 chair- you had fun Pam! While I like the looks of vintage metal chairs, I always hated burning my hamstrings when I sat down on them. OUCH....
I agree on some estate sale pricing- who makes these people an authority on value, anyway?! LOL
Like someone REALLY wants to pay $20 for some old lady's gray haired wig? EEEWWW.......
Oh I love them, leg scorching and all. I think they are fabuous. You always find the best stuff, your like a magnet! A vintage Magnet! hehe
I love the style. I have never seen one like it it. Mine are more oval. Great find!
Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made
OHHHH!!! I love those boxes!! And the motel chair . . . well THAT is the find of the century! Love them! I remember them from our family vacations when we'd stay at 'motels' instead of 'hotels'. Hotels my dad said were too expensive! Haha! Those were the days!
Those boxes are wonderful! I am sure you will find plenty of good uses for them. The hotel chair is an awesome find! Knowing me I would paint it red! LOL
Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures
I WANT THAT CHAIR!!