Have you ever been in a thrift shop and had a moment where you see just the thing you know you need but you never knew you needed before? I had such a moment with my orange chair.
I was browsing the bargain tent at a local thrift store and all furniture in the tent was $5. I snagged this vinyl (Or is it leather? Who knows?) chair for five bucks. Before I purchased the chair, I did consult with my teenager who was shopping with me. He gave me a big “no” vote on the chair, but I bought it anyway. He grudgingly helped me load it into the van.
Now that you’ve seen it, you might cast your vote on my son’s side thinking I ought to have left it in the sale tent. But if you note the burnt orange striped curtains in the background, you might have a teensy glimpse into my burnt orange chair logic. I had to have this chair!
Sure, I had to vacuum some kitty hair out of the crevices, and I haven’t yet figured out how to cover the minimal kitty scratches on the front, but I washed it all with disinfectant and it’s a great chair! One person’s trash is my treasure.
As for the rest of the family, I think the chair is starting to grow on them.
What’s your favorite thrift store find? Did the other people in your life think it was as much of a treasure as you did? Leave your story in the comments below and be sure to post a link if you have a picture of it on the web.
Trash to Treasure Decorating
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