Last week Naomi shared her new bar cabinet, thus proving once again that some pretty incredible pieces can be found on that list that Craig invented.
And of course we all known that Craigslist is also home to some truly awful things. But by far our favorite pieces to come across are the ones that have us emailing each other links asking: “Help please, is this horrible or really cool?” You see, it’s really a fine line between awesome and terrible:
Besides just sending each other links, sometimes we like to share our finds with you and give you the chance to weigh in (a few past posts here, here, and here). Today we have a seating-themed post, since we both love chairs but we each recently bought a set for our dining rooms (Naomi’s and Sage’s) so now all we can do is window shop.
So here goes, a few gems (or eyesores, we can’t decide!) that we recently came across. Take a look through, and help us figure this out!
First up, these vintage chairs:
At $100 each they aren’t cheap and they don’t look particularly comfortable, but aren’t the shape and detail work cool? Could they be amazing statement pieces, maybe with some new upholstery?
Speaking of upholstery, please help us with this piece:
From afar the pattern kind of looks like leopard print, but it’s actually floral:
With the right elements around it, could it be an awesome focal point? Or for the lines of the couch, would it be worth reupholstering? WE DON’T KNOW.
Then there’s this chair.
It’s hard to know what’s going on under that yellow cushion, but it seems like it could be pretty cool, right? Imagine it painted a bold color sitting on a wrap-around porch. I mean I guess one of us would have to first build a wrap-around porch, but once we did this chair could be a comfy place to curl up with a book (if we weren’t confined to bedrest after throwing out our backs building that porch).
In a similar vein, is this wicker chair quirky or ugly?
We can’t decide if it would add a touch of whimsy to a deck or sunroom, or if every time we saw it we’d just be like “why is there a hole in the back of that chair?”
Also in the “whimsy” genre, what about some bench seating reclaimed from a bowling alley?
Okay so maybe when you picture a bowling alley you don’t think of an ambience that you want to recreate in your home, but on the other hand we’ve filled our houses with things salvaged from a high school so how different is that?
And lastly, imagine the possibilities with this chair:
No but seriously, you have to imagine it and then finish it yourself. At least it’s already “somewhat” sanded.
Okay so that’s all we have for you today. What do you think — any deals that we should scoop up, or is a good thing that we’re currently already at capacity with chairs in our homes?