I'm shopping for something special to go with this-
Oh,excuse me. Let me get Reef down.
Alright, this little chair is from Goodwill. I paid $3.99 for it.
The twirly rod iron frame I like, the seat cushion, not so much.
Let's see what I can do with this little beauty.
I want to find the perfect fabric for the cushion. Where do I go?
A fabric store, you might think, but you know me better than that.
I want something unique; something entirely my own.
I'm off to Mesa Thrift Store, a quaint & crowded thrift store in downtown Mesa.
Like most thrift stores, this store has a fabric rack.
Sometimes scary, sometimes scrappy, but all unique and waiting for someone to snatch them up.
Reef comes up behind me with a pop Pop POP!
"What's this," I ask.
"Look Mom," is his way of saying "Please buy it for me." For $1.98, of course I will.
So, we continue our search when suddenly I see the biggest bag of used yarn ever. It towers Reef and his lawn mower.
Do people really own that much yarn?
Anyway, because of my ultra-patient, happy, fist-eating, beautiful baby, I'm able to do a bit more shopping.
Nothing good in the fabric section, maybe I should shop for something vintage in the clothing aisles.
As we walk around, Reef has to fist-fight a few toddlers who want the lawn mower, but he hangs onto it. Good form.
That's when I find this great chair priced at $6.98. Now that's the vintage I'm talking about.
It even opens up into a make-up case.
Why doesn't America make stuff like this anymore?
I must have this chair (and I will), but I'm distracted.
I am looking for something pink to recover the seat cushion of my chair I already have at home, but absolutely not this.
No, no, no, it's trying way to hard to be chic,but wait.
What's this. A vintage apron?
I think this will do just swell and for .99 cents, I'll give it a try.
I buy it (and much more which I promise to show you on a later date).
Once my chair is spray painted white,
I cut out the fabric, making sure to keep the pockets of the apron front and center.
I can handle a craft if it involves a glue gun.
And what about the sash.
It certainly may be trash, but I can't throw it away.
Perfect for securing the cushion to the frame.
Remember the beautiful EDEN name piece made by my sweet sister-in-law Heather.
I love the vintage-inspired scrap book paper she used.
I think it works great with the look of the chair.
And my $4.99 rod-iron side table from Goodwill fits with
this sweet chair too.
Something all my own, yes indeed.