Sunday, March 05, 2006

Trash to Treasure

As I'm sure you've noticed from some of my earlier posts, I love a good deal. I actually don't have a choice. We're on a pretty tight budget, so if I want to buy something, it has to be on sale or I'm not getting it. So when I saw this sitting over by the trash dumpster at our apartment complex, I was estatic! I'm not so sure my husband shared my enthusiasm when I asked him to go rescue it from the trash for me! At first I thought I could just buy a slipcover for it, or even cover it with a sheet for the time being. But then my Dad gave me the number of an upholsterer he knew with very reasonable prices. So I called them, and they came to pick it up, and two weeks later they returned with this . What a transformation, right? And they only charged me $125.00! There is no way I could have bought that chair new for that amount. I'm very excited. When I first found the chair I intended for it to go in Sophie's room as a reading chair, but when I brought it home I found the perfect little corner for it in the living room. I'll post a picture next week in my second "Corners of my home" segment. I think I'll try and find a glider or maybe even a rocking chair for the baby's room. (On sale of course!)

4 comments:

Stacey Teague said...

That is awesome!!! What a great color, too!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

wow, that turned out really good...
Lisa

Joannah said...

You mentioned that upholsterer before. You're right! He's super affordable. I think you said he's in Cypress, right? I'd love the number. :-)

Stephanie said...

Really nice. Amazing what you can find if you know where to look. My husband and I just found a Bassett furniture clearance warehouse where they sell overstocks and slightly damaged furniture at large discounts. We are thinking about buying one of their six piece dining room sets - the price $949. Not bad.