This is the story of my latest favorite piece of furniture and how it came to live in my house for the beautiful price of $20.
It started when I spotted this beauty for only $12 at one of my local thrift stores. The tag said “as is”, and it took me a few minutes to notice there was a little damage to the caning on one side, which was no big deal to me with so much else to love about it. So, I brought it home to start the search for fabric.
And amidst all that craziness, you guessed it: teal velvet (or something velvet-esque!). Those of you who follow me on Facebook may remember that day. $5.99 for more than enough to do my chair!
So, since I had a God-given mission, I got to work. I don’t do a lot of upholstery, so I just kinda followed my gut and prayed for the best. I was able to keep the original foam and batting, so after ripping off the old fabric, I just started on the new.
I lined up the front first, and stapled it across.
Then, I moved on to the sides and back.
Theback was the trickiest part since I had to cut around the wood, but it turned out ok.
A couple yards of trim in just the right shade was a great deal at only $2!
I just glued it on to cover the staples, cleaned up the chair with a little furniture polish and that was it!
The grand total was right at $20, and I’m loving it.
I’m still looking for just the right side table, but I brought in my bar cart from the family room and tried it out to see how it would look for now. I’m thinking I kinda like it there.
Yep, I’m loving it in there. And every time I look at it, I can’t help but think of Psalm 37:4: “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
What is He doing in your life today?