Monday, January 3, 2011

Goodies in the Mail and Free Chairs!!

Good Monday evening everyone! My day started out horrible but got oh, so much better!! Mondays are always hectic for me at work and today was no exception. But hubby called me around 2 p.m. to tell me that I had a package from Canada waiting on me when I got home! Well, I instantly knew who that was from! My good friend, Holli, from over at Where The Rooster Crows!!! She had told me a week or so ago that she had sent me out a little something and to be watching for it. Look at what she sent to me:

I am a member over at the Prim Pals forum and have met some really awesome ladies over there. We have a weekly chat night every Wednesday and those gals are hilarious! We talk about everything from crafting to our kids to our hubbys. It's a great stress reliever and I never leave there without laughing and feeling carefree, at least for a little while. Holli made me this awesome stitchery of four of us girls from over there. Isn't it great?? I love it! She also sent me the softest fuzziest pair of slipper socks. I love these! And a cute little card too! Thank you so much Holli! You are the best!

On Saturday, one of my Facebook buddies posted that she and her husband are decluttering and reorganizing their home as one of their New Year's resolutions. She had listed a bunch of stuff that she wanted to get rid of and on that list was a set of four ladder back chairs. I asked her how much she wanted for them and she said they were mine free for the taking as long as I would come and get them. I jumped on that! She lives about an hour or so from me so hubby and I made that our Sunday drive yesterday! Here's a couple of pics of the chairs: (Please ignore my messy kitchen ~ I was too excited about the chairs to straighten up my countertops before I took the pictures!)

And here's a close up of one of the chairs:

I love them! I am gonna paint them black and I think they will go perfect in my new french country kitchen! The funny thing is that I had found some farmhouse style chairs that I was gonna purchase for the dining area and everytime I would have the money to get them, the store would be out of them or something would come up and I would have to use the money for something else. I guess I wasn't meant to buy any chairs! I can't wait to makeover these!

Hubby is working on a wooden rooster project for me that I am really excited about too. I saw one on a blog somewhere that someone had made into a chalkboard. I'm sorry I can't remember where I saw it, so if anyone reading this knows what I'm talking about, please let me know so that I can give you credit for inspiring me! I drew out my rooster freehand and hubby cut it out of a piece of wood for me today. Then he attached a dowel to a base for me and then drilled a hole in the rooster to insert the dowel. I am gonna spray paint the entire thing with chalkboard paint and I'll have a cute rooster accent to go in my kitchen! I can't wait to show it to you when it's done.

I also made another trip to Hobby Lobby this weekend and picked up a couple of stacking boxes that I am going to attempt to paint on. We'll see how that goes! My painting skills aren't the best but the boxes weren't that much so if I mess them up, I'm not out a lot. I've got a lot of projects going on to share with y'all!

Well, that's it for now. Gotta run and do some never ending laundry.

Until next time. . .


  1. Good for you getting such a deal on those chairs! They are awesome!
    What a cute stitchery! I love personalized things, especially made by a friend!
    Can't wait to see your chalkboard!

  2. Hi Donna: Love the chairs...awesome when they're free! I'm in the market for new kitchen counter tops and wondered what type you have? I like the darker brown shades.

  3. wow those are awesome chairs!...I can't believe they were free! wow again!

    the personalized stitchery is very sweet, what a wonderful gift!


  4. Well what a wonderful score on those chairs!! They will be perfect black!

    Stacking boxes are easy to paint. Are you going to sand and stain as well? That's a nice prim touch.

    And love your friend stitchery! I have several handmades for blog friends around my house and just love seeing them every day.

  5. Hi Donna - those are great chairs! And for free!! The stitchery is cute too.

  6. Well, bless your friends heart for letting you have the chairs. They are awesome and with a new paint job will look great.
    Oh, and I remember all too well when I worked how hectic Monday mornings are.
    It's good you have gals you can chat with at the forum. That's such a cute gift and a cute idea:)
    Happy New Year!

  7. Wow..Great Chairs and for F R E E to boot..Can't get any better than that. I am hoping some day we can movr to a house a little bit bigger..Can't make anything look nice in this house with all my prim stuff and other goodies..Maybe in a year or 2 we will find something :)

  8. oh I love the little goodies Holli sent you.. I have one of her sweet pillows that I won on the prim pals site...and I love it..she does nice work..and I love!!!! your free chairs..that is tooo sweet!!!

  9. I love the chairs! I have wanted a set of those to go with an old table I had given to me a few years ago. Don't you just love surprises? I knew Holli was making us all something but did not know what it was till I got my package. I have the best sister!

  10. Donna, thank you so much for coming by my (new) blog, leaving a comment, & following. I'm glad you did b/c I found you! A new blog!! That I love! =) I absolutely love country (that's part of the play on words of my blog name) & primitive decor/dolls, etc. And great score on the chairs!

  11. Glad you like it Donna....I still have a few to finish for the other girls yet! Im jealous of those chairs!!!!

  12. What a steal, Donna! The chairs are fabulous. So love that adorable prim pals piece too.

    Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

    Have a beautiful New Year ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  13. Love the goodies from Holli and those chairs....FOR FREE?? They are wonderful!!!! can't wait to see the rooster chalkboard;)Hope you had a wonderful sweet friend:)

  14. Ah, how sweet of Holli to do that for you and it sounds like it came at a perfect time... Monday!

    Those chairs are AWESOME!! Aren't you SO glad the other ones never worked out? Haha, I love stories like that... just proves that there is something better out there if we be patient enough. They will look awesome black with your rooster theme! The chalkboard will be adorable too!

  15. Oh Donna! Great chairs! And free...cant beat that!

    Carmen and the Primcts