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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Treasure-Find Tuesday

I have been on the look-out for a rocking chair or two to go into the cabin and/or go out on the main floor's deck/porch. I found this one on Craigslist for $15. The cushion came with it, and I did notice that the cane seat needs some work, but it will do the job. It needs refinishing or painted. And if anyone can tell me if I need to do something to it before painting, please let me know. From the looks of it, it has been outside some, it has that weathered look and feel about it. So I know that something needs to be done to it to prolong its life. I also contacted another person with a rocking chair for $10, but haven't heard from them. I will continue to look on Craigslist to see if anything else comes up before my move on Saturday.

So, without further ado - here is the rocker that I just picked up this evening.

OK - sorry for all of the mess in the background, I'm still packing up stuff for the move. Please forgive! Whaddaya think?

Take care All - and have a blessed Tuesday evening. From central KY.


Farmchick said...

I really like it and for 15 bucks I think it was kind of a steal.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a great find Kathy, a perfect chair to rug hook by the fireside. Hope your move goes well, good luck!

Sandra said...

I love it but wouldn't put it on even a covered porch. I'd pick up one of those folding type chairs at Wal-Mart for $15 for the porch. Now's a good time to buy outside furniture, it's on sale.
Before painting, do a light sanding to remove most of the poly or whatever is on the rocker. Wear a mask or you could make yourself sick; respiratory illness isn't what you need at this stage of the journey.
I'm SO excited with/for you!

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I LOVE it. And I think you got a heck of a bargain. Congrats.

affectioknit said...

It's an awesome old chair with a lot of personality...

Anonymous said...

if you have to cover that nice wood up, make sure you use a compatible primer after sanding. the paint will pop off in a heartbeat if you don't.
good luck with the move!