Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Changing chairs

I’ve had a nice break and was able to concentrate on my new job, but I’ve been dying to show you my new chair.

Back in May I was fortunate enough to find 2 faux bamboo Chippendale chairs for $50. I had to get some repairs made to my vehicle, so I had to let them go. I made a nice $500 profit, so it didn’t hurt too bad. I also sold my rattan pagoda etageres and again I made a good profit on them. The good news is that my van is purring again :)

One end of my living room looks so bare. I am considering making faux built-in bookcases using billy bookcases, so I’m pouring over Kijiji looking for a good deal on 4 of them.  While looking I came across a chair that I wanted as soon as I had laid eyes on it. The buyer was asking $100 but I noted that it had been up for a week, so I sent an email offering $60 and I got it.

This fretwork pagoda chair is made by Century Chair Company in Hickory, NC It’s from the 80’s and in very good condition. The only unfortunate part is that it’s hunter green. Do you think I should wait for hunter green to come back in or should I banish it  back to the 90’s where it belongs?

Fretwork Pagoda chair at Junkin Junky


It came with a ripped seat so as a temporary measure, I replaced it with some crushed velvet that I already had.


I did a little digging around to find out more about this chair, but was not able to find out much about it. I did find a pair of armless chairs, but done in a silver leaf finish on 1st dibs for $4800. for the pair!!! that’s outrageous!

I doubt this will live long in my house, so I have to come up with a finish and fabric that will make it resalable. What would you do with it? I can picture it as a perfect desk chair.

I’m off of work until July 2nd, this weekend is Canada’s birthday and I’ll be heading in to Toronto for some festivities.

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Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. WOW!!!!! those are AMAZING. AMAZING. loss for words here.

  2. whoo hoooo for the first part and I think you should do a metallic on the new chair.
    So glad you are refreshed :) Happy Canada Birthday!!!!! (blows horn and throws confetti)

  3. i love your new chair ..... now following via bloglovin' ...... don't want to miss any of your post!!

  4. wow. What a find! I really like the colour the way it is,why don't you put a patterned fabric as the seat cover.

    Something in a bright, colourful pattern. check out the center cushion in this link Hope it works!

  5. Oh my, how I love that chair!

  6. Such a pretty chair! I love the lines and the color of it!

  7. Beautiful chair, I love it the way it is!