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The Perfect Chair

January 29, 2010

I always look at the chairs at my local thrift store.  Always.  And some days are luckier than others.  (Remember this day? I do.  I still cry a little inside thinking about it*.)  But yesterday I found a total gem (as far as thrift stores go).  I was going to wait until I had before and after pictures of it, but I just can’t.  Here it is!

The Perfect Chair

I know, it’s a little bright, and it’s legs are a little…. ugly.  But it is REALLY comfortable, the perfect size for our room (and maybe my craft room when I get to that).  It’s in very good condition and the upholstery looks brand new.  There is a small slash on one side, but lets face it, I was going to make a slipcover for it anyway.    I know it’s not a rocking chair*.  But I have pretty much given up on ever finding something that perfect.  “Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.*”  Well I still think that’s a bunch of crap.  I miss that chair ALL the time.  But I really believe that this one will help heal the hole in my heart.  (Seriously, does this sound as ridiculous to anyone else as it does to me?  That was in August*… and I am still REALLY upset about it!  Do they have loss therapists who specialize in furniture?)

See look, in black and white it is much prettier.  Though I am a little nervous that the blue is going to grow on me…. No.  Stop.  Don’t even think it. It has bad legs, it needs a skirt to hide them. I don’t like nailheads, they have to go.  It has a tear, it needs a new slipcover.   Otherwise Creamie will call that tear a pocket and put Cheerios inside.  But, it’s comfortable, and clean.  I really like the arms, and the curved back.  And it’s mine.  No one can take it from me.*

*Yes, all of these links go back to the same post.  It’s background information, and it’s important.  That’s all.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:41 am

    What a great find! LOVE IT!!! And don’t worry…I think it is so funny that you mentioned that about Brooklyn’s hair! My mom has been joking that her hair looks like Conan’s for months now…and we just laugh about it…so sorry Brooklyn. Someday it will lay down….hopefully:)

  2. January 29, 2010 10:18 pm

    I’d still be upset about the rocking chair too! Can’t wait to see the slip cover.

  3. February 1, 2010 2:27 pm

    Two comments from lil me.

    Why have I not seen your blog before? I’m sick over it. Love it.

    And Happy Birthday little adorable daughter of yours! How’d that year go by so quickly?

    I’m a chair person too. Love the chair.

  4. February 2, 2010 7:45 pm

    Um, so I hate to be the bearer of uncomfortable news, but that blue is the exact shade of bridesmaid dress that brides pick because it looks horrible on every single shade of person and the snotty bride wants to be the only one who looks average so that in photos, by comparison, she will look stunning.



    • February 2, 2010 8:57 pm

      Come come now. How can I possibly make a slipcover NOW when all my spare sewing time is devoted to you and your unfinished business? Give a girl a break. It will just take some time. I have found the perfect chair, but I still have to find the perfect slipcover fabric. Just calm down, the bride isn’t as mean as you suppose. She took this sad bridesmaid and is going to save her from a lifetime of ugly. Soon. She wants everyone to look beautiful. Even the chairs. And especially the chairs in my house.

  5. February 2, 2010 7:46 pm

    …if a tarp came in velvet that is what it would look like.

    Again. Slipcover.



  6. February 2, 2010 8:20 pm

    Simply beautiful!!! What a deal.


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