Crafty Tuesday | Inspiration Chair

I came home this afternoon and found this on my front lawn...waiting for garbage day to arrive. It's not much to look at - at first glance...

But it quickly called out to me with visions of what could be, bright fabric, maybe new paint, a big field to plop it in for a photo shoot or maybe just a day at the beach.  I envisioned it all and walked inside, frustrated that we no longer have the room to add "found" treasures like this. (I had looked long and hard for a chair similar to this for the guest room in our old house.)

Seriously, how could I possibly leave it for such doom? (better yet - for someone else to grab up and give new life to it. For. FREE.)

You just can't find chairs like this For. FREE! I went in the house to start dinner then grabbed Harrison to go test it out. I just HAD to take a picture of it, test it, you know. It's the thrifter/photographer in me.

 Oh my gosh, don't you just love it!?
Harrison loved it. (he's acting in this picture)
He immediately wanted to keep it; but really, we don't have room!

Then I started fantasizing again. I couldn't stop myself...worse case scenario - I still give it away.
Best case scenario - I eventually do something like this to it:

Look at all that Anthropologie loveliness. Oh, the possibilities!

It was time to go back inside to finish making dinner, I needed to let it go.
"But what about the chair, mommy?"

"We leave it where we found it, someone will probably pick it up."

"But I want to keep it!" Harrison was adamant {I secretly agreed}, "We can put it on our grass rug in our patio!". He sat on it in the front yard to "protect" it.

The G.I.D. went outside to get Harrison and came back in with the chair. {secretly did the happy dance; but still not sure where to put large chair}

So now we have this too-big chair in our too-small home... and I feel so inspired by it!

Time to get crafty.


Cara said...

I love it! I wish I could find one on my front lawn, even though I too have no place to put it. I can totally see the possibilities.

Unknown said...

Gah! That is the find of the century! It is gorgeous...yeah, you must find somewhere to put it, or I will come take it off your hands!!

My first thought was the Anthro, too! How funny. I'm also planning a Anthro-inspired tea party bridal shower, so I've been scouring the catalog.

Jen said...

You totally did the right thing. That chair is gorgeous. Can't believe someone just tossed it out.

Christina said...

YES! I so do totally love it. That is one heck of a score. No way you could say no to that one.

penandview said...

Yes keep it! Because when you finally do go get one you won't be able to find it!

Cerulean Bill said...

I absolutely agree with Harrison. And not just because he looks so good in it. Keeping it is a smart move.

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