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Vintage Office Chair Redo

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Do you recall that $10 vintage office chair I bought last summer at my favorite local thrift store? Here it is, basically left outside with a future in dumpsters. I decided on a simple and affordable small black and white stripe from Premier Prints because my thrift chair needed a lot of work at the upholstery shop. And voila this is how it turned out,

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Make Me Over

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Meet my $10 mid century office chair. Nice solid wood base on nickel casters, everything is in good working order, the wood even looks like it might be teak or something pretty and Danish looking. Worn–yes, sad—probably, hopeful–absolutely. So my first instinct was black and white small vertical stripes. Then my next thought was some boldly colored velvet. Visualize with me, Care to vote? all sources are Pinterest unless otherwise noted.

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You Should…

You Should…

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consider having a traditional, antique chair reupholstered in modern fabric like so, Co-Lab, antique chair with Studio Bon for Schumacher fabric These antique chairs are easy to find, I see them everywhere and not just at antique stores, sometimes they are abandoned by the side of the road. Its just fun to have some crazy old accent chair in the corner or on a blank wall don’t you think?   Happy Weekend everybody, doing anything exciting?  

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I wanna rock with you

I wanna rock with you

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Meet the new piece of furniture thats likely to appear in a nursery near you Ryder rocking chair There is a decent number of mamas and designers looking for a solid alternative to the Sleepytime rocker, upholstered glider or IKEA rocker in the nursery. This could be the one. If I didn’t already have a rocker, I’d want to test drive this one. While we’re talking about West Elm, lets talk about some other cool new stuff, Stripe edge duvet I have the striped edge sheets and love them! Favorite throw I’ve been looking for an affordable throw for DC’s room, but I needed just the right color to match her shams. linen cotton bedskirt Nice basic, tailored bedskirt Egg crate If your fridge didn’t come with egg storage     

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Striking Resemblance

Striking Resemblance

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My vintage club chair reuholstered in linen bears a striking resemblance to, Here’s where they differ the new Dwell Studio Turner chair is about $990.00. My pair of chairs cost a total of $700 which includes two chairs, linen fabric and reupholstering. These kinds of things make me feel good.

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Dear TEOT: Sourcin’

Dear TEOT: Sourcin’

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A TEOT reader recently sent us an email. Vicky writes, I am DYING to know more about the wood frame chair(s) in bungalow 404, the ones with the white cushions. I would love to know about the vine fabric on the pillow case (on the one near the white ikea inspired bookcase) and where you found those chairs!!! Dearest Vicky, Good story about those chairs. I purchased them about 8 years ago at a thrift store in Greensboro, NC called Design Archives (great store). So…they are vintage. The chairs have a bamboo frame and chrome caps on the ends of each arm. I painted them black and had new cushions made for them because when I bought the chairs the cushions were missing.  Not long after buying those chairs, Sara Ruffin Costello’s home was featured in Domino. Remember this, Now look closer at Costello’s living room. Do you see the black arm chairs on…

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Computer Chair Rebirth

Computer Chair Rebirth

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Do you have one of those Target torchiere lamps that you’ve been hauling around with you since college or maybe one of those boring black computer chairs that haunts you. If so, we think you’ll find Amanda’s redo of her old computer chair to be quite inspiring and it didn’t cost her a thing. We found Amanda at her blog, Learning As We Go, where she discusses her discovery of parenthood and life as a stay at home Mom. Amanda started her blog to keep her family and friends who don’t live nearby up to date on her sweet son Evan’s life and development. Now on to the chair… Amanda took a laundry bag she purchased at IKEA a couple of years ago and worked some magic on that old chair. Here’s a before, she had already removed the backrest. And here’s the old chair reborn I think I see a staple gun…

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Butterfly Chairs

Butterfly Chairs

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                                      I have been considering a butterfly chair as a seating option at Bungalow 404 because of it’s smaller scale. It will easily fit it in a corner or in a tight space.  Do you think butterfly chairs lend anything to an interior or do they scream 1970s incense, rec room? Marie Claire Maison               Marie Claire Maison                Ohdeedoh                Ohdeedoh recently posted about DIY butterfly chair covers, see that post here. Butterfly Chairs at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs                                     I love these antique gliders painted vibrant colors… Danagraves                 …

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