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Trash Day: Office Chair

Elisa from What The Vita? sent in this chair she scored for $5.  To some of you it might not look like much, but to me, it’s just what I need in my office!  The first thought that came to mind was this . . .
and this.
Old Hickory Tannery Turquoise Chair, Neiman Marcus
 So if this was my chair, I would pony up the cash and go for one of these.
Wild Faux Leather, Camel $279.80
Wild Faux Leather, Ash $279.80
Wild Faux Leather, Oyster $279.80
Call me crazy, but I love this chair and think it’s totally worth the extra cost of the fabric and professional upholstering.  I love its vintage lines, chrome legs & feet, and the fact that it has arms is a huge bonus. The casters don’t hurt either.   It’s definitely not something you’ll see in someone else’s space (especially with one of these fabrics), and the price was too good to be true.   I’m actually looking for the perfect office chair now, and if I ever find one like this, rest assured that it’s coming home with me.

Alisa also has some great makeover ideas for featuring this chair in her space, so check her out. Thanks again for sharing!
 Have you found a great piece that you’d like to share? Email me so I can feature it here!  Trash Day is all about highlighting your previously unwanted piece of second (or third or fourth) hand furniture, so send in your fabulous unfinished find.  One person’s trash can always be another person’s treasure–click the “Contact Me” link above to email me!
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11 Comments on Trash Day: Office Chair

  1. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    April 14, 2010 at 8:08 am (9 years ago)

    I could see that chair upholstered in any number of fabrics. I like your choice of the faux fabric since it could work with any style from eclectic to traditional.

  2. Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow
    April 14, 2010 at 8:25 am (9 years ago)

    she could even consider the faux croc varieties as well. i’m definitely seeing your vision, dayka.

  3. Terry
    April 14, 2010 at 9:12 am (9 years ago)

    We wear out our office chairs big time. The $5 leather chair is already broken in.

  4. Full House
    April 14, 2010 at 11:55 am (9 years ago)

    I so want to participate in trash day. You know what you are taking about.

    xx – Christina

  5. Elisa @ whatthevita
    April 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Love these suggestions! I wish I had the money to spend on these fabrics… perhaps there are cheaper similar options at my local fabric stores? I’ll look around..

    Thanks for featuring the chair!

  6. shari @ little blue deer
    April 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Yup, love the pebbled leather. And the office chair I have, I found, yes, on trash day. But here’s the thing, my husband was like, “Oh, a little electrical tape will fix that rip!” Lol, men!

  7. Dreams of Perfection
    April 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm (9 years ago)

    The fabrics you chose would definitely take this chair to a whole new level! I love faux ostrich fabric right now. $5 for the chair and the fabric swatches you provided=a fab high end look. I hope the buyer doesn’t sleep on this look.

  8. ashlina
    April 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm (9 years ago)

    what a score girlie! love it.

  9. The Zhush
    April 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm (9 years ago)

    Loving your first choice pick!

  10. LAURA!!!
    April 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm (9 years ago)

    ooo that is a GREAT find!


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