Saturday, December 24, 2005

Goodwill Chair

I never seem to find anything "good" at Goodwill (or Walmart, for that matter) but my ship has finally come in! I found this super duper chair and an ornate birdcage at the Cheviot Goodwill on Thursday.

The chair was originally covered in an office-appropriate dark blue fabric, fastened with 1,000 staples. I removed the staples, ripped off the upholstery, and recovered the cushion with a scrap of the infamous elephant fabric. With the addition of a pillow, it fits right in to our decorating scheme (and no longer looks like something you might find in a doctor's office).

My faith in Goodwill is renewed. I still hate Walmart.


Blogger Kim said...

VERY nice find, Kasmira! I love the fabric and added pillow. It looks great! The birdcage is really cool, too:)

I'm a big thrift shopper myself but I know what you mean. The other week I went to Goodwill and one other thrift store and found all kinds of great things. One week later - nothing, nadda, zilch. I'm always so disappointed when I don't find at least one treasure, but I know that eventually I'll find something another day. I've been meaning to post my recent thrift stores finds myself...maybe I'll get to that this weekend.

Ugh, and I hate Wal-Mart, too. I live 2 minutes from one and I just went in last night for the first time in about 3 months to buy dog food. And did I pick the wrong night to go - it was a madhouse in there and took me forever to get out!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Brit said...

Did I mention you moving home to live with us??? Great looking chair and I love how you make it look so easy...Stop that.

12:01 PM  
Blogger deb said...

great job on the chair! i love finds like that! i've got a 1950s apolsterd rocker that was sitting outside for who knows how long that this crazy pack rat lady gave to me when i asked her about it. it now sits in the basement, always in the way, waiting for repair.

i hate wallmart too, and so far there still isn't one in vancouver... you'd have to travel to the burbs to find one. i think i've only ever shopped there once... and it was hell

12:11 PM  
Blogger Takoma Gardener said...

Good for you!

1:58 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Hi Kasmira! Just dropping in to wish you a merry christmas and all the best for the new year.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Damn. You got my chair. I've been looking for one at that particular Goodwill. Oh well.

Every once in a while, for some ungodly reason, I have to go into a Wal-Mart. I usually break out into a rash and have some kind of panic attack. Ugh.

6:54 AM  
Blogger OldRoses said...

Only went to Walmart once. To buy a CD. It was on special. I looked around, but didn't see anything else that interested me. I've never been in a Goodwill store. I'll have to try it. It looks like fun.

1:56 PM  

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