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.

I had my heart set on teal velvet, and one day, while were were on a road trip to Nashville, Iwas searchingthe internet for just the right shade, and I found it for $40 per yard. Not quite the deal I was hoping for, but considering the price of the chair, not horrible. But, just before I pressed the “Place Order” button, I walked into a random store and came upon a discount fabric table.

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!

That was moments after I got this fortune cookie at lunch. I never thought fortune cookies were one of the ways God speaks to us, but, hey, who am I to say? All I know is that He watches out for me this way all the time. It’s unbelievable.

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.

And some of you long-time friends might remember my little zebra ottoman from way-back-when. Clickhere if you want to see how to make an easy ottoman slipcover.

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?