Presto-Chango Chair

Presto-Chango Chair

I already have a great chair in my Happy Place that I sit in when I scrap. I got it several months ago at a thrift store for $5. I painted it orange and re-covered the seat with some great fabric. Well, anytime that Lael sees me here working, she wants to come in and help. But we always have to drag in a chair from the kitchen. So, I have been on the lookout for another chair. As I was driving down the road the other day, I spy an old wooden chair on the sidewalk in front of a thrift store. I turn the car around, go in to ask them how much. Imagine my surprise when she says $1. Yes a single dollar! I was shocked, but started digging in my purse for some cash. I brought it home and the next day started working on it. I pulled off 4 layers of yucky fabric til I got to the original damask fabric that was probably very nice when it was put on decades ago! Todd was helping me at this point, and he was amazed at the craftsmanship and care of detail that went into the construction of this chair. He said it is probably worth some money. Of course that was before I painted it red, and applied a bit of flair to it!!! Anyway, Lael is now happy, she has a chair. But, it is actually more comfortable than my orange one, I think we should trade! Here is the before and after.



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