I love a good bargain but after seeing this recent episode of The Big Bang Theory (not my show, but my husband likes it), I think I may be staying away from any side of the road finds.
See that red chair?
Penny (the blonde) found this used chair on the side of the street and loved it and brought it up to her apartment. Come to find out, later in the episode, there was something alive in the chair. They imply a mouse. You can see it moving around! They ran screaming. I would too.
It left me a little disturbed.
Perhaps you have a junk chair that you are ready to throw out, though (not pick up)? Before you do, take a look at these chair redos.
Adding new paint and fabric to a chair is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to spruce up décor. Even if you aren’t ready to reupholster a wingback, recovering the seat of a dining chair is no big deal!
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I love seeing these before and afters. Makes me want to raid my house for a chair to redo. Have you redone a chair? Before you throw one out, consider what paint and fabric can do to revive it!
If you do bring something old into your house, please be sure to inspect it well and maybe even fumigate it.