Sunday, April 29, 2012

$10 Chair

Saturday, I somehow managed to wrangle the family into a Goodwill visit.  Not sure how it happened since 3 out of 4 of us were obviously not that thrilled with the idea.  But their sacrifices (come one, it was like 20 minutes - stop your pouting already) were all worth it because I found this beauty:

$10! (in case you missed the title - okay, actually because I wanted to brag some more)

I think this chair could be used outside as long as it's covered since it's made out of teak and wicker.  I tried it on the front porch (which is an awkward size - too small for almost everything, but too large to not have something).  Unfortunately, it's too big for the space, so it has been moved inside. 

The stripes are cute for outside, but won't work in the living room.  However, that's fine because I have the perfect fabric for it.  I just don't have a lot of it and I would definitely want the pattern to match up.  So I'm not sure if I'll risk making the cushions myself (well, having my mom make them under my watching eyes) or hire them out.  Anyone have a ballpark figure for the price of recovering two cushions?


  1. Hi Kai,
    I love a good bargain and I am sure your chair will look good which ever way you decide to go. Thrift, tag, and yard sales what could be better.

  2. I'm sorry, TEN DOLLARS?? That's amazing. I love the stripes. Cost to replace fabric will depend on your upholsterer, but I did a pair of similar chairs recently, I $80 per chair (maybe per cuahion?) but that included all new foam and dacron.

    1. Thanks for the info, Heather! I did get one quote for $48 per cushion, although I think that was only for labor.