Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chairs Make A Swell Thank You Gift

A teacher at our school was moving to a new home a few months ago, and was in need of a truck and trailer to help haul the home furnishings.  As I looked at my calendar, I was surprised to see a big blank white square. My truck and trailer were just sitting peacefully in the shed  so I figured it would be extremely selfish of me not to offer my services.  As we were getting the last out of the house, I picked up this chair in the sunroom to see if I could finagle it in to the back of the overflowing truck when Sir Colby tells me to put it down, it's staying with the house.  They didn't want it anymore.  They didn't want it???

Well you know......  He gave it to me as a thank you for helping them out.  
I hope his wife was on board with the idea - she seemed to love the chair that she originally found for a good deal at Saint Vincent's.  I love that she bought it from a thrift store - my kind of woman!
And this is so my kind of thank you!!!!

I didn't realize buying cushions almost meant taking out a loan.  DUDE. What do they make that foam out of, gold dust??  Anyways, I finally just found this cute one at Wal Mart that wouldn't break my piggy bank.  Of course, I had already painted the chair and then just crossed my fingers I could find something that would match. :)  Before you even make the suggestion, I'm not a good enough seamstress to make my own.  Plus, buying the foam for DIYing is crazy pricey too!  Do it yourself is not always the most economical.  USUALLY it is.  But not always.

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  1. You are so right.....cushions often cost more than the frame! I have bought 4" foam through Home Depot (online only) for a great price - I then cut it up as I need it. I think it comes 3-4' by 6'. Also - keep an eye out for memory foam bed toppers on clearance. Cut them up and they can make great cushions! The sewing doesn't have to be hard...keep the fabric simple and you're just sewing two square pieces together....

  2. What color is the paint you used for the chair? Love the makeover!!

    1. I wish I could tell you, but it was a mistint I bought ages ago. Sorry!

  3. I wish I could tell you, but it was a mistint I bought ages ago. Sorry!


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