My mother taught me how to be a good thrift shopper. She knew that it is easy to fill our homes with a lot of junk, so we should look for quality.
Mom bought this chair at the Salvation Army when I was about 10 years of age. I wish I had a picture of it back then to show you. The best I can do is show you what I did with it after she gave it to me.
This picture dates back to 1980…..
Side note…..Wish I still had that bird pillow now that birds are all the rage.
Even though this chair only takes less than two yards to cover, money was really tight back then. We used just plain corduroy because it was a lot cheaper than upholstery fabric. I figured if it it was sturdy enough for a pair of pants, surely it would work on a chair. I was right. We got many years out of that fabric..in fact I only changed it because…well that what I do.
This chair has had many updates over the years. Here it is around 1987…
And right now it has a yellow Waverly print on it that works not only in my living room…
…but also in my master bedroom.
I love having things that I can move from room to room whenever the mood hits me. Which can be often.
This chair is one of those things that is going to the nursing home with me some day. I am so glad my mom bought quality.
Do you have any pieces of furniture passed down from your parents?