Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Several years ago, I found this chair at a garage sale for two dollars. As you can see, It was in really bad condition. Originally, the chair had wheels,(which were all moldy and blueish), the vinal cover was ripped, and probably it was in the garage or outside for a long time it had lots of dust and spider webs!!
The structure was good, and the pillow was still in good shape, it was firm. I couldn't pass it up, because I saw the potential. I must remind you that it was only two dollars. I thought this would be a perfect practice piece.
When I got home I excitedly asked my husband, "Guess how much I paid for this?!". He paused and said, "75 cent? I wouldn't pay more then that." Ha! He wasn't being mean, he knows that when I say," Guess how much..." usually, I paid a very low price. So, he always low balls his guess. That comment made me more ambitious to give the chair a new look.
After lots of hours and elbow greese, I came up with this;
I already had paint, so, for the materials, I spent close to thirty dollars. The foot stool is something I found at Target for Seven bucks and I upholstered it to match the chair. After the makeover I was at a gift shop, and saw an almost identical chair... My curiosity got the better of me and I couldn't help but flip the tag over to see the price. It was around Six hundred dollars! Yeah! I gave myself a high five and left the store.
The chair is one of my favorite pieces of furniture that I own.