Sunday, May 6, 2018

THE $2 CHAIR 2.0

This little chair was $2 at our Salvation Army. It weighs more than most full size club chairs and is made with the kind of construction that doesn't really exist any more. I guess you would call it a
"boudoir" chair due to the petite scale, probably originally intended to be used in a lady's bedroom.

It had been languishing in "inventory" in our garage when my daughter claimed it for her first apartment. She originally chose a navy/white stripe- a Premier Prints fabric from my sewing room stash.

It eventually moved from her living room to her bedroom where she "didn't really love the blue and white." Hmmm. Have I created a monster?  She sent me her idea...

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon fabric, only $190.00 per yard. Uh, no. 

Fortunately, we found a great substitute that she loved almost as much.  Dwell Studio's Ming Dragon at a much more affordable price of $21.00 per yard. 

And that horrid little ottoman? It was a leftover from her freshman dorm. Ugly for sure, but it's free and offers some needed hidden storage. 

This little chair, like several other great pieces we have found, can stay with her forever. Rather than hitting Ikea or Target, we saw the potential in a gem that may otherwise have been destined for the landfill. I wonder what it will be next?!! 

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