Stadium Seats

My husband just moved into a new office at work, so he wanted to find some unique chairs that could be used by guests. Since he works in the athletic world, he decided that stadium seats would be a perfect fit. Many of the ones he found online were way too expensive, so of course Craigslist came to the rescue. He landed on these chairs that are being stored at a church in the Ozarks. So we hopped in the car for a Sunday road trip and were so impressed, we bought some for our house too! Even a friend of ours wanted some for his office, so we picked up a couple for him as well.

These guys were originally used at Southwest Baptist University in Springfield. The current owner got the entire gym-full when his brother-in-law needed some new bleachers for the Christian school he runs. In addition to the bleachers, they got gym flooring, stadium seats, and more. It’s all in beautiful condition!

They come as single chairs, double sets, and triple sets. We bought two singles to go in our basement, one double set for our friend’s office, and the triple set will go in my hubby’s office. They were $25 per seat. Such a deal! The cobwebs and spiders hitched a ride as well.

Here they are when we got them home – just needed a little washing.

Individual Stadium Seats

Individual Stadium Seats

 

Triple Seats

Triple Seats

 

Vintage Stadium Seats

Vintage Stadium Seats

My hubby used a little wood cleaner and then polish to shine them up.

Wood Cleaner

Wood Cleaner

 

Wood Polish

Wood Polish

 

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Here they are, all cleaned up – ready to go to the office! The lines on the side are so great. I love the color of the wood too. They have a few scratches, but we all get more lines as we age, don’t we? Just adds character.

We put the single chairs on either side of our TV in our basement.

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Great addition to the man cave. The best part is that my husband absolutely loves them, which made the whole trip so fun. Do you love stadium seats as much as we do?

 

Arkansas Antiques

How fun is Jill’s new desk chair? It couldn’t be more perfect for that space!

So I mentioned before that last weekend we went to Arkansas for a volleyball tournament. And while we were there, we spent a little time antiquing. Wanted to share some of the goodies we came across.

There were signs galore…

Arkansas Antiques

Arkansas Antiques

I was tempted to pick up one of these babies for my son’s room since it’s all done in vintage vehicles. Love the bright, bold colors. But I just didn’t have anywhere to put them, so they didn’t come home with me.

Bright Signs

Bright Signs

Of course there were loads of galvanized items.

Galvanized

Galvanized

And fun lanterns. If someone had a collection, they would have been in heaven.

Lanterns Galore

Lanterns Galore

I SO wanted this chair. I stared and stared at it trying to figure out where it could go in my home. However, it was $99, which was simply more than I was willing to pay for something I didn’t really need and hadn’t been looking for. I’m thinking Jill’s Craigslist prices are way better!!! It’s a pretty sweet chair though.

Midcentury Modern Chair

Midcentury Modern Chair

What I did end up with was one of these interesting little guys. I stopped to check them out simply because the animals and colors caught my eye (they had the perfect shade of yellow for my family room). I also loved that they had years printed right on them. Then when I noticed that they were actually mugs, I was sold. I’d never seeen them before, so I researched them a bit more. They’re part of the Frankoma collection of pottery. John Frank was a ceramics professor at the University of Oklahoma around the 1930′s, and he ended up opening his own pottery company in 1933. When I looked up the value of the mug that I purchased, it appears that they generally go for about $14. I bought mine for $7.50!

Frankoma Mugs

Frankoma Mugs

I wanted to use mine as a piece of art, so I added him to my shelf. Think he goes perfectly, don’t you?

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Antiquing in Arkansas

My family is spending two days in Arkansas. My husband coaches collegiate volleyball, so we travel all over the country for their tournaments. When we go to a state like Arkansas, it’s the perfect place to go antiquing. The prices are reasonable in this part of the country, and I generally end up with some goodies that have to ride on the bus home because they don’t fit in the car. I’ll take some pictures of our adventures today and share them with you next week. Hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend! After we get home from Arkansas, we’ll be laying low for some good ol’ laziness and family time. Enjoy!