Wednesday, January 11, 2012

out with the old. . .

For the last couple years, there’s been a mountain growing in my storage room.  It moved from NC to CO with us and has been continually growing with each passing month.  That mountain is the piles of baby stuff that we no longer need, and each time Emery outgrows another outfit, the piles get bigger.  I’ve been meaning to do something about it for a long time, but apparently 2012 is the year.  To start it off, I gave some of it away to two of my sister-in-laws.  I craigslisted a couple BIG items and brought in some cash the last couple days which felt NICE.

While I was on my “purging/making money high,” I decided to check out a thrift store that I hadn’t been to in a while.  Yes, I know I’m supposed to be getting RID of things, not buying other people’s old stuff, but I stumbled upon this little beauty and was instantly taken with her.  The steel blue-gray color was perfect for what I had been hoping for in our family room.  I sat down to try her out and was thrilled with how comfortable she was.  The velvet is soft and in great condition.  Yes, she’s a little outdated. . .

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. . .but I knew that as soon as I ripped off her skirt and exposed her dainty legs, she’d be a whole new woman!

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Amazing what a change that made!  (The last picture is the truest representation of color.)  And wanna know what makes this sweet chair even sweeter?  She only set me back FIFTEEN BUCKAROOS!  Why don’t I stumble on these deals more often?

So I guess it’s “out with the old” and “in with the old.”  You know what they say—old is the new new!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I love it! I also love that you saw its potential. It really does look 100% updated without that skirt. Nice find!

Erin said...

nice! it's amazing that a difference removing the skirt makes!

Stephanie said...

Sweet! Which thrift store did you find her at?

jan said...

Very impressive. You have such an amazing eye for detail. I can picture it in the room and know it's perfect!

merathon said...

stephanie-- you ever heard of a place called Gone for Good? it's off of dry creek, almost to broadway.

meredith said...

I love it. I never would have thought to take off the skirt but it makes the world of difference! Nice find.

Jenn Lee said...

Wow!I'll have to remember that for when I am thrifting for furniture. Removing the skirt. So updated and for fifteen bucks! Very fun. Congrats on such a cool find.

Jenn Lee said...

Wow!I'll have to remember that for when I am thrifting for furniture. Removing the skirt. So updated and for fifteen bucks! Very fun. Congrats on such a cool find.