Friday, September 28, 2012

The Twins

Several months back I found an ad on a local yard sale site that someone had a vintage settee they were getting rid of  for 15.00! I was so excited as I contacted the lady and told her I would pick up that day. When I arrived she had not just one but two and offered both for 30! Mr. C and I loaded them up in his truck and brought home what I refer to as the "twins"! Here they are as we brought them home..

And here is one, they were old and dirty and just plan gross. But I loved them and it took time for me to decide what to do. We removed the old material and it was so dirty and just fell apart. I thought and thought how I wanted to proceed with them and decided on the first twin we would paint her black and add one long cushion instead of the two small ones.  I worried about taking away from her true vintage feel..but in the end..well I loved her.
I picked out a black and white french toile and it just fit her personality.

 And here is the first twin..she came out better than expected and I so look forward to redoing her sister now., I know she will be white but past that I am unsure. Will I stick to her traditional two seats or will she also get the full bench seat? Time will tell.
 Look at those arms and legs!

As much as I love her she will be on the market and will find a new home, the twins will be split but I know they will make two families very happy!


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suzyq said...

They're just beautiful!!! 30.00 is an absolute steal!
Great job:)

Beth said...

What a GREAT find at a ridiculous price! Love how the first one turned out and can't wait to see the 2nd.

Crystelle Boutique said...

The toile is perfect! LOVE the twin benches.....

Y Mama said...

LOVE THESE!!! So jealous!

Fair and Fickle said...

They're beautiful! Great find!

Cathy said...

I love the toile with the black - it's beautiful. Cant't wait to see her sister... Now following you from Totally Transformed Tuesday.....

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lucky you to find twins, and that price was a steal:)


Penny Phillips said...

I am visiting you from JAQS Studio. I love the twins! Their transformation was amazing. (love the fabric that you chose.) Hugs. Penny

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the twins have grown up beautifully!

Full Circle Creations said...

I love it! Great job. And the price just can't be beat! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Julie Jordan Scott said...

What a find!! I need to find more like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

They look lovely! I saw a bench exactly like those at a local barn sale. I noticed it because it's quite similar to the bench on my front porch too! Twin #1 looks lovely in black!

Donna Wilkes said...

What a fabulous find. Great refinish on the first twin!

Lisa said...

These are just beautiful!

Smart! School {House} said...

Beautifully done! You are very talented! Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

Kelly at Smart! School {House}

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Margaret: What gorgeous settee "twins" you have! I love the black and the new toile fabric you chose--just lovely!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Love those! Always looking for pieces like these.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

OMGosh! I love them! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow.....twins are the best :)
just Lovley....
and do not miss....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

DIY Show Off said...

Great score! Beautiful makeover! I'd have such a hard time parting with them!

A Little Knick Knack said...

It looks awesome! You did a great make-over! I'm sure it'll sell fast! It sorta made me cringe, seeing it so near a pool! Knowing my luck, it would have totally ended up in there! Ha!

House on the Way said...

Love the transformation! Thanks for linking to my party. This week's will be live tomorrow. I hope you can join in on the fun again.
House on the Way

Stacey said...

Great finds! I redid two just like them! How cool is that?
Thanks for linking up to the Autumn Inspirations Party!
Stacey of Embracing Change

The Thrifty Challenge said...

Beautiful finds. I love your fabric choices and am sure 2 lucky people who buy them will be very happy.

Good Time Charlie said...

Gorgeous! I did a bench very similar to the twins for one of the 1st pieces I sold, and I used a very similar fabric! Thanks for sharing. -K

Debi Bolocofsky said...

I love these. They are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above