Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend Thrifty Finds-And a New Desk Chair!!!

I have been hitting Goodwill quite a bit lately and I stopped by again Friday night on my way home from work to see if there were any goodies. I did pick up a couple little things there. I found another glass vase goblet thing to match with the one I bought there last week. I also picked up this small mirror. The vase has already become part of my dining room centerpiece (photos to follow later this week.) I haven't decided on what to do with the mirror just yet, but I thought it was cute.

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The big score of the weekend was a new chair for my desk. Do you want to see what my old chair looked like? (Cue scary music, da da daaaaa)

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Hubby fixed up the tear in the seat with some black duct tape which looked a little better than the regular gray kind. Duct tape doesn't quite say "cozy, happy, Better Homes and Gardens wannabe home" though. I was getting a little tired of having duct tape stick to my booty ever time I got up from the chair. The stuffing was starting to peek out.  Not a pretty sight. I lived with it like this for over 2 years.

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Then I happened to go to Garden Ridge Saturday night to return some curtains. I just had to browse around the store because sometimes they have some great clearance items like the ones I posted here. Garden Ridge did not disappoint me. They had a section of furniture on clearance for 75% off. I found this pretty little dining room chair marked down to $20. Isn't she lovely (or loverly as some in blogland would say?)

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Yep, total loverly. The back and legs are a dark wood although they look almost black in the photos.

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I'm happily sitting in my new chair as I type. So much better! Now I just need to make a skirt or something for the desk to hide all the cords and ugliness under the desk while still allowing my desk legs to show.

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  1. SO cute! The chair is definitely the perfect replacement:)

  2. Yep, your chair with the duct tape was definitely scary! Ha ha. Love the new chair! What a great find!! Enjoy not having duct tape stick to your bottom! :) Beth.

  3. I love your new chair! We have also lived with the duct taped chairs at times.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Thanks for visiting and for your comment. I love your goblet and the chair looks beautiful. I love black!

  5. thanks so much for the tip on painting a new refrigerator!!! that definitely opens up my options!

  6. You totally could have reupholstered the ugly black chair with something beautiful!


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