I Love Me A Good Bargain

I’m currently in the process of furnishing our new home.  “Our” meaning, Evan and I. Evan is my husband of almost four years. I’ll be mentioning him quite often so I’d like you to know his name because from time to time I’ll only refer to him as Evan.

As mentioned, I’ve been searching for furniture and the most exciting part of this task is that I only buy furniture I deem to be a good deal. This allows me to search creatively and helps me apply my design skills because most of these pieces need some revamping.

And along came the cute pink wing back chair.

I trekked all the way to Pasadena. Actually, the drive there wasn’t so bad. The trekking came after the Salvation Army employee managed to force this wing back into the passenger seat of my compact car in the 90 degree heat. Sure, my rear view was completely obstructed and I’m not always the safest driver but I had a good deal in my hands and I couldn’t bear coming back for it later. It was my lucky day because unbeknownst to me, everything was 40% off and I managed to “trek” off with a $29 chair.

The overall price of the chair will increase once I buy the fabric to re-upholster it in and the cost of labor for the re-upholstery will also be accounted for, but it’s still a lot less expensive than other wing backs I’ve seen. The nail head detail makes this one special and adding my own flair will make it unique ( I’ll post the after pictures once it’s completed). Plus, this chair has a history.  And not knowing the history lets us create the story.

If I had a daughter, I’d probably keep it as is but the fabric color doesn’t quite work with my design scheme and so I’ll be making changes accordingly. Hope you’ll check back to let me know what you think of the end result.

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One response to “I Love Me A Good Bargain

  1. This is a gorgeous chair; retro/vintage, and personally I like the color. Don’t you have a daughter named Jobina?

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