Friday, August 26, 2011

Chairs Gone Vintage!

When my brother was a lot younger he used to enjoy dumpster diving... sort of. He believed in the power of treasures that is for sure. One day when he was walking home from school, probably as a middle schooler, he discovered a desk and matching chair that had a "Free" sign on them! He could never resist free! So as a twelve year old he drug down the street a large desk and this chair:



The memory of how we obtained the chair is too precious for me to get rid of it. The desk I think is either taking up residence in my parent's garage or has otherwise been gifted to someone else but I have always hung on to the chair. It is a little run down and rugged but I like that it has a vintage vibe and so I decided not to repaint it at all but to leave the worn spots just how they were. 

It needed to have some established character so it could finally discontinue it's life as a nomadic chair.

I saw this chair at A Beach Life and thought that it was so simply done but yet had great character...


I liked the numbers! So I decided that is just what my chair needed too.



Since I have been so busy redoing the master bathroom I thought this would be a great place to house Mister Chair, especially since there was no spot to sit to paint your nails or if you're like me and have long hair, you need somewhere to sit to brush it. 


My Mom made that great pillow out of a placemat from Target. She is so creative! Though I am start to accumulate quite a few pillows... hmmm.... Look how happy Mister Chair is now!


Soon that door behind him will be replaced with nice white curtains but it adds a really great vintage and cozy feel to the entire room. I'm in love with my chair even more now and so is Justin. 
His thoughts on the whole thing: "That chair has a 12 on it." 

Does anyone else have any fun pieces of furniture or other treasures that they can't bear to part with?




Linked to: Creating a House of GraceSavvy Southern StyleA Beach CottageChristina's AdventuresBeyond the Picket Fence

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