Thank you so much for all of your kind words yesterday and for filling out our survey. It has been one of the most fun and creative years of my life. Oh, what's that? You missed the whole survey thing? Well, here ya go! Just click here. And thank you!
Now back to business. Ever since I posted this Photo of the Day I've been working on a post about our recent thrifty score and DIY. So here we go:
Lori emailed me a pic of some chairs with the message "Hey do you like these? I am at an auction, and looks like something you'd like". Before I saw it and could respond there was another email: "Hey, I bought you those chairs, no worries if you hate them, we can just craigslist them".
What? I liked them a lot and saw potential, but wait. Do I need 4 new chairs and will they fit into my apartment? YIKES. But then I read the fine print.
She paid $10.00.
For all of them. Not. Each.
So she brought them to me a few weeks later when she took a road trip to NYC. Here they are in our apt:
Yes, Nick, yes.
And here are some pics of our process, which was supah dupah easy.
We did all four of them b/c hey, we like them! One is our new desk chair (we liked the old one, but it was in desperate need of repairs, and the height of it really cluttered the space visually):
The other one without arms is just outside my closet to catch the clothes that I toss in that general direction. The other two with arms are currently pushed up against that same wall in the "after" picture. I think they are great for extra seating during gatherings.
Lori would not let us pay her back the $10 for the them. Sigh. LORI! So here is the breakdown of the costs, Young House Love style:
Chairs: $0 (LOR-EEE!)
Duvet Fabric $0 (already purchased and used as a duvet = free in my book)
Staple Gun: $0. Already owned. Psst: I HIGHLY recommend everyone buying one who cant sew.
Cleaning/refinishing supplies: $0, since we already owned them.
Thank you gift to Lori: $2.00. See below:
Economy Candy and BOOM.
Grand Total: $2.00.