For years I have had my eye on beautiful accent chairs. You know, the kind with fancy upholstery and carved wood frames. But every time I found one, the price tag would be different...$165...$135...$225...even $300+...but always out of my price range.
Then one beautiful day on Craigslist, I spotted this treasure and immediately made an offer ($20 lower than the asking price, 'cause I bargain like that).
After some negotiating, I picked her up and brought her home for the much more affordable $40!! It had lived in a formal living room in a gigantic house and I don't think anyone had ever sat on it.
Raised velvet, glazed legs, double welt cording...so, so beautiful.
I don't know where she'll live permanently, but for now she sits in our constantly used living room. Poor fancy chair. From a life of leisure to a ramp for my son's train set. She probably never saw it coming.
I did some digging on the internet and found this exact chair for sale at JCPenney's for $399!!! Pretty decent day of thrifting, I'd say!
What thrifty finds have you scored lately?