Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goodwill Hunting

I'm not the greatest at finding treasures at my local Goodwill. The Goodwill fairy hates me. Where others find lovely white plates to hang on their walls for virtually nothing, I find, well, nothing. Then I hit pay dirt. This is my ugly chair I bought from Goodwill weekend before last. I paid $25 which may have been too much but I felt it had great potential. Even better it fit perfectly into the back of my Kia Rio. No tears in the fabric, no stains, just a little loved, very comfy. I thought I would whip up a slip cover for it but reality is that's another project heaped on to my already huge pile of projects so until that magical time when I'm project free I'll just live with the hideousness of the fabric. Plus we have a white haired kitty named Sissy who sheds like crazy so no harm no foul if she sheds on this chair some. You know what's funny though? It actually sort of looks good in a corner of my dining room... plus my husband and dear friend both like it! Just as it is! Good to know I don't have to rush to make a slip cover for it especially since I just snapped up some sweet fabric for a new shower curtain! But that's a blog post for another day....

11 comments:

Susie Harris said...

Have I told you lately that you are just the sweetest thing ever!!! thanks and I did use a coupon today, smile.... Susie h~

Bella said...

I actually love that fabric, too...it looks awfully comfy, is it? Great find girl!!! :)

veryberrynice said...

If I worked at Hobby Lobby I would have a project list that never ended.

Brandee :-)

Jen r. said...

I have to say, it's so ugly, it's cool. Good find! Jen R

Susie Harris said...

Good morning to you! About those jars... I fill mine with anything and everything... I always look for things that you would never notice alone. But when you put them together they take on a whole new look... Be Sweet... Susie h~

Joy said...

Your ugly chair looks very comfy. You might think about tucking a solid color table runner down the center where the larger print is. It might give you the up-date you want without the effort. That's just a crazy idea from little ol' me.

Kitty Scraps said...

Great idea Joy! I'll have to go thru my stash of fabric pieces and see what I have... there has to be something. It is very comfy though and well worth the money paid even if the fabric isn't quite to my taste, lol

Brandee, I do have a project list a mile long, omgosh I'll never ever finish it, lol

Miz Susie, I'm thinking I might try some wine corks since yours look so great all displayed in your Maw Maw's jar...it can't hurt right? LOL Thanks for the great tip!

Mrs. Trixi said...

That's a great chair. I can't wait to see how you slipcover it!!
Blessings~~

The Nester said...

girl, I love that chair too!

love the 2 patterns in one and it does look good in that room! The goodwill fairy is starting to like you!!

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

I love the chair just like it is! Great find!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

I covet your chair. Oh my....with or without a new cover it looks so inviting. Lots of potential!