One of my favorite things to do is to go to thrift stores. I love to just walk around, drinking my coffee and look for that one special item that inspires me. Sometimes I do go away empty handed and that is really ok but there are the times when you see that special something and you just have to take it home. I saw this chair right when I walked into Salvation Army. It was so striking that I couldn't stop looking at it. At first I walked away from it and told myself that I really do not need a project right now as I was super busy getting ready for my Son's Wedding at our home. So I tried to ignore it but something about it kept me going back. Was it that it reminded me of the chairs I have seen recently at Restoration Hardware? It had great bones! I took her home for $19.99! Yeah!!
One thing I am really bad at is taking a before picture, I wish I would have because this chair had wicker sides that were broken and very distressed! Not good distressed either... I love the look of aged wood and this is really easy to achieve and takes no great talent. I removed the wicker, made a slipcover for the bottom chair cushion. That's it! This chair is so pretty I cannot believe I only paid $20 for this:) Really happy that I didn't let this one go!