I've never been one for making impulse buys, especially with furniture. If you check in with my blog from time to time, you'll notice I have a little lust going on for the swinging rattan chair, as evidenced recently here, and also here. I saw one last week on a random trip I took through Westside Antique Mall priced at $100. I made a mental note of it and walked on, 99% sure I would buy it, just not that day. Fast-forward to today and of course, the swing was gone. Every other item seemed to still be living there but the swing chair is no more. I don't let things like that get me down too much, I just move on from them and look at the up side-at least I don't have to store anything in my basement before it gets dressed up (I try to allow myself only one piece of furniture "en queue" at a time. I have a cane chair waiting for me patiently so I'm already at my self-imposed limit.
I've been falling out of love with my dining room lately, remember this post? I haven't done anything with the room yet, but I found those shield-back chairs from the dining room post priced at $125 for 5 during today's trip! Ummmm, that's $25 each. Lesson learned, I promptly snatched the price tag and paid for them. I would prefer 6, but since I plan to upholster the "shield" part of the chair, I don't think it should be too hard to find one more. Another option would be to find 2 complimentary captain-style arm chairs, and just use 4 of the shield chairs, or I could substitute a bench on one side and do the four shield chairs. I'm rambling here. Now, what to do with the finish and upholstery?