Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiraiton - Naomi's stunning chair makeover!

Wow - what a makeover I have for you today!  I'm so excited - obviously so much so that I failed to tell you what Tuesday customer inspiration is all about (in case you aren't familiar with it).

Every Tuesday - if my wonderful customers take the time to snap a photo or two of something they've purchased from Jubilee Furniture and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org - I show you said photo(s) with the hopes of inspiring you to see used furniture in a new and creative way.  Not every post is a complete makeover - many of the things at Jubilee Furniture are fabulous just the way they are - but wait until you see what Naomi did to a very sad chair she found at the store.

Here's her email:

Hi!  I had been looking for a cute chair for my "crafting nook" to no avail (I didn't have much to spend, that always slows me down!) - I found your blog/website and was excited to read about what you do for the community AND some of the cute makeovers your customers had done.

My husband and I have a few goodwill finds we had made over - mostly painting furniture - but I hadn't done a chair before - so stepping into the store on Saturday, we were looking for something CHEAP (so if I ruined it it would be no big loss!) - we found the perfect chair FOR $5.50!  And took it home for a makeover!

I found some clearance fabric at Wal-Mart, so total, the project was less than $45!

So attached is my picture of the makeover (I saw you were asking for inspiration posts), I hope to come visit again soon for more furniture :)


I cannot believe how someone - with what sounds like no re-upholstery skills - was able to create a multi-fabric job with contrasting trim!  Wow. So. Impressed.  The chair looks amazing!

Thanks to Naomi for turning our ugly duckling chair into a swan!

Stay warm, dear reader!  See you back here on Friday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hold onto your hat–’cause I’m planning on blowing you away with Jubilee Furniture’s fabulous inventory!

No time to dilly-dally this morning.  I have tons of photos to share – and they still aren’t every new-to-us item Dan and Chris picked up this week!

Yes, yes, yes – Jubilee Furniture is open today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4.

And yes, we’d love it if you found time to stop by.

And no, we aren’t having any special black Friday deals – since at Jubilee Furniture every time we’re open it’s like a black Friday event – with free cookies!

So, put your comfortable shoes on since you’ll be scrolling through our showroom for quite a while taking in our extensive and amazing inventory!

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fabulous green leather loveseat priced $225; coffee table (that needs to be dusted!) priced $30

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this is an unbelievably comfortable, expensive leather chair by Baker Furniture – needs some spot cleaning – but otherwise is great – priced $175

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this wood trim leather sofa was donated by my brother and sister-in-law and though has some stains and one small hole (see white spot in right photo?) is super cool and unique and is priced $225

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gorgeous stenciled drop leaf table with six ladder back cane seat chairs (two chair are out of camera range in first photo) all for $250

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beautiful oak dresser from the 1930s (best guess) priced $125

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these are really lovely carved pieces that you need to seen in person to appreciate – but there’s a lovely accent chair for $125; matching bench priced $95

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this just might be the largest sectional we’ve ever had in the store and though it’s too late for Thanksgiving – many other holidays are just around the corner – and with this three piece beauty in your home there would be seating for ALL!  The upholstery needs to be cleaned – but other than that – it’s really a fabulous sectional – fabric is sorta gathered (not sure what that’s called) for a textured feel and it’s a great gray color with clean, low lines – can you tell I really, really like it? – priced $265

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amazing retro bookcases – priced $85 each (there are two of them)

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leather sofa from IKEA – mint condition – priced $195 (they sell for new for $395)

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lovely nesting tables with artwork on top (under glass) priced $95 for the pair

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amazing table with inlaid wood and one self-storing leaf – priced $185

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two unbelievably wonderful swivel/rockers by Sherrill – priced $145 each

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there are four bentwood chairs that look just like these two and we’re selling all four for $100; small oak end table (which also needs to be dusted) is $25 and there’s another one that looks just like this one and is also priced $25 (how weird is that?!  *smile*)

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two piece United Furniture retro china cabinet priced $125

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two cool bar stools – $50 for the pair

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words are going to fail me as I describe this fabulous two piece light china cabinet by John Widdicomb – the shape, the metal work that’s in front of the glass – so creates neat shadows and depth – I. Love. It.  There are some missing circle pulls (hardware is still there – but the pull to open the drawer is missing) and one of the doors on the lower buffet piece is missing a pulley thing to open it.  Also the glass shelves for the middle display part are missing and behind the two doors on the buffet there should be one or two adjustable shelves and those ain’t there (and, of course, it needs dusting and some minor surface touch-ups).  The wood color is most accurate in the first photo.  Get to the price, you say?  $395 which is an absolute steal!

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three piece Ethan Allen floral sectional – some fading in the front and some fraying in the back (fraying in the back looks like cat claws – but I didn’t see pet hair on it – so not sure) priced $95

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really beautiful glass top, wrought iron base table for $185

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denim sofa for $65

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table, one leaf and four chairs for $65

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very nice round outdoor table with four chairs (and their like-new cushions) priced $75 for the set

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hip, retro pink vinyl chairs – priced $5, $10 and $15 depending on condition (and there are two of each style)

The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving last year Jubilee Furniture offered some gorgeous, hand-crafted afghans for purchase and we’re doing the same thing this year – I’m very happy to report!

Here’s the sweet story – Olga, an area senior, loves to crochet.  Not only does crocheting keep her busy but – as we all know – there’s great satisfaction in creating beautiful things.  Unfortunately, all of Olga’s friends already have one of her lovely creations and – let’s be honest – yarn ain’t free and Olga’s on a fixed income (like a lot of seniors).  Olga’s friend, Henny, remembers that wacky furniture store connected to Outreach Community Center (OCC) – where she met Olga – and wonders if Olga could sell her afghans there.  The rest as they say, is history!

Olga isn’t looking to get rich off the sale of these beauties but rather is simply asking for $25 each.  Cash and checks only (checks made out to “OCC” since the center helps Olga with her finances and budgeting).  I hope Olga will leave the 16 or 17 she made this year until we sell ‘em all – but she wasn’t comfortable doing so last year (you know how something you spend that much time and energy making become special and it’s hard to let it out of your sight?  That’s how Olga feels).

I bought one for my daughter last year – and she absolutely loves it – and it appears in the photo Abby took of herself that she included in her guest post here – which resulted in more comments than anything I’ve ever written – and yes, I may have had some hurt feelings – but I’ve since recovered.  Sorta. :-)

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Don’t you love all the colors?

God’s peace to you, dear reader!