$7 Ethan Allen Chair

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in dining room, fall, thrift store | 20 comments

The cooler weather is not cooperating here in Murfreesboro, TN.

We cooled off for just a bit, but now we are warming right back up!

Oh well, I am still going to buy my pumpkins tomorrow and get my front porch ready for the fall.

I just love this time of year.

We live fairly close to a high school, so we could hear the football game being played on Friday night.

We also hear the band practicing most afternoons. (Luckily, they are a very good band!)

Such great fall sounds.

With a slumber party here at our house on Friday night, I did not get to make it to any yard sales this weekend.

I did, however, make it to a thrift store last week.

(When do I not make it to a thrift store in a week?!)

(I think I am going to have to add the employees to my Christmas card list because I know them so well!)

Anyway, I walked away with a treasure!

This beautiful Ethan Allen chair for $7!

At first, I thought I was going to paint it.

But, once I got it home and put it in my dining room, I really liked the color.

It matches my bookcases in there.

It was almost impossible for me to get good pictures due to the fact that it is now sitting in my bay window.

My camera skills have improved, but I still haven’t figured out how to take a picture in front of a window.

Here she is with the sun just rising!

I love the painted detail on the back.

I couldn’t help but to add a fall touch to this side table.

The dining table, hutch and buffet are all fully decorated for the fall.

So, I just added a tiny touch to this bay.

I picked up the tray for $1 at Goodwill.

It was a little too shiny.

A light coat of Annie Sloan Old White and dark wax really aged it nicely.

You can see my family there at the beach.

That picture was taken about 3 years ago.

We leave for our annual trip in 10 days!

We can’t wait!

By the way, this is a random question. . .

We woke up Saturday morning to the most intense skunk smell you have ever encountered.

We feel pretty sure that the skunk spayed under our deck, seeing as our house still smells like skunk while I am writing this Sunday night.

Thankfully, my golden retriever avoided the spray.

(She had just had her annual bath at her vet visit that very day!)

You cannot even stand to be on our back deck yet.

Does anyone know how to get rid of skunk stink?

Surely someone has an answer?!

I would be forever indebted to you if you could share!

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  1. What an awesome find that chair was! It looks so good in your house. I am glad you decided not to paint it (for the moment..lol) I’m trying not to be envious of your upcoming beach vacation.

  2. What a great find! It looks beautiful in front of your window. Pretty vignette too!

  3. Oh you lucky gal!! That’s an absolutely lovely chair! Great find!!

  4. YOu sure did score on that chair. Think it’s all wood, not fillers. Very nice. I noticed the painting on back right away, makes it special. Glad you found such a great deal, $7, I”m so durned jealous. Looks great in your window with your vignette on table beside it.
    Love pic of you and family on beach. It’s incredible how quickly kids grow up isn’t it?
    I remember how young our granddaughters were when we moved here 8 yrs ago, they’re so grown up now. We rarely see them anymore as they have a band and sing, their Dad plays the guitar and other instruments. We haven’t gotten to see them in their “new to us” band. They’re playing at the Fall Festival in town they live in Fruita, on the 29th. so we’ll finally be able to see them perform.
    They’ve sung with their Dad for years but have gone more big time. They performed at the Country Jam in June( which is a big deal here) also and lots of other places. Last year when they were in San Diego they played at benefit for somebody. I keep hearing about more places they’ve played and their naughty Mom didn’t tell us. sorry for going on.

    Have great week. I’d better get those pinecones to you before you leave or would you rather I wait now til you get back? Let me know ok?

  5. Tomato sauce- just store brand large size can of canned tomato sauce-pour it liberally on the skunk smell. Leave it on overnight, or several days, cover it with plastic (old shower curtain, Dollar store drop cloth to keep it moist). It should dissipate.

    Grew up with the same Ethan Allen chairs…yours looks nice, but I couldn’t stand to see them another 30 years…great idea to age the silver tray!

  6. You find some great things at your thrift store, Melissa! That chair was a great find. It does suit this room perfectly as it is, so I wouldn’t paint it either. The woods warm tones work great for Fall, too. Love your cloche display and that beautiful picture of your family. Can’t help with the skunk smell, I’m afraid. I just know from useless knowledge in my head that tomato juice is supposed to work on, say dogs if they get sprayed. Have you tried Googling it?

  7. Hi,
    Thanks for your visit and comment. You hit the jackpot with your chair! It looks great in the bay. Great idea on the tray too. Just the perfect fall touch on your side table!

    Be blessed,

  8. The chair looks great, and I LOVE that pillow that’s on it!!

  9. Your decorating looks so good!

    I’m hosting my first linky party – would love for you to join in:



  10. I’m loving your chair and the tray! You did a great job on it!

  11. That chair really is beautiful!

  12. That is a beauty!! It looks in perfect condition also. I remember those chairs from the 70’s and they were always more money than we could afford. Anyway, we are having a Pumpkin Party over at my blog and maybe you would like to submit something if you are going to display pumpkins this year and do a post on them. Come visit. Linda Love the chair…


  13. Love the chair! $7 bucks! Good golly! 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

  14. Now that is a great find! I LOVE Ethan Allen furniture. There is a chair similar to that in their catalog or website. The quality is the best I’ve seen.

    About 2 years ago I was lucky enough to get my yucky bedroom furniture replaced and I picked Ethan Allen. Every time I’m in that room now it makes me happy.

  15. Love the chair and of course I adore your cloche display, perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. Wonderful chair!

  17. You are so lucky to find that chair for $7! Cute pillow! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  18. Chair looks great! Popped over from Imparting Grace.

    Good way to get rid of skunk smell is to strike matches and allow to burn for a minute. Something about the sulfur? in the matches takes away the skunk smell. Good luck!

  19. You really scored on that chair! Beautiful! And I love how you used your cloche. I have some and I am always looking for inspiration for the display. Enjoying your blog. Linda

  20. I cannot believe you got that for $7!! It’s just beautiful. But I can’t believe you haven’t painted it! Of course, a girl can change her mind. . . .


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