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Monday, December 7, 2009

Chair Economics

This weekend marks the first of two major home decorating successes for me: my first Craigslist sale and my first amazing trip to an LA garage sale!

On Friday evening, I sold a chair that I got at the thrift store last year and had planned to recover. I'd never quite gotten around to doing it and then learned how much it might cost to get it done! Yeesh. So, the chair I originally purchased for $17, I managed to successfully sell on Craigslist for $50!

With the bills still warm in my wallet, I set out to my first garage sale out here on Saturday morning - hoping to find something I was in need of - nightstands. Alas, I didn't find what I was looking for but instead, some unexpected treasures! I did so well at the first one - I stopped by another on the way home and it yet another jackpot.

This my friends is the equation of how one chair became so much more in the span of 24 hours. I'm still coming off my good deal euphoria so bare with me.

So for one chair - I got ANOTHER chair (plus ottoman) for $30, an electric sander for $10, two faux dark wood cubies with drawers for $5 together, AND had $5 to spare. Huzzah!

While I'm totally psyched to have that lovely chair in my bedroom (doesn't it look snazzy with my Pottery Barn bed pillow chillin on it?) - no more chairs! My 700 sq. ft haven is starting to be like that scene in Knocked Up where Paul Rudd freaks out because there are five different types of chairs in the hotel room.

Currently, I have five different types of chairs. I am selling my bar stools so hopefully that'll be down to four soon. I'm also considering a wicker embargo as I now have 3 different types of wicker chairs in the place. I like it as much as the next gal, but time to stop.

So how was your weekend? Mine was incredibly thrifty. :)


Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Sad to see that lovely chair go but at any rate, nice job and making some dough. You scored some great pieces indeed!

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