Sunday, June 17, 2012
More Thrifty Finds That'll Perhaps Help Me Finish A Chair...Or Three! Status: Modification Needed.
You just got to love that the thrift stores often get New Old Stock from places like Target. I don't often buy this swag as it generally doesn't interest me, but this...this was something I might have actually GONE to a Target, Garden Ridge or a Old Time Pottery to find new!
Cushions! Technically they are patio chair seat cushions, I guess. But they are a nice quality and
the right size for Danish Lounge Chair seat cushion. None "match" but they all do kinda "go
together". I had perused the entire Goodwill when I noticed a lady PILING the rest of these
cushions into her cart. I took a look at what she was grabbing up and realized that if I wanted
any I better dig in!
I grabbed all that the lady couldn't fit into her cart (I think she took 8 or 9 home!) and carried
them to the checkout. Yeah, they are kinda light weight but it's still no easy feat to see around a
stack of cushions held in front of your face while dodging scurrying thrift shoppers. My plan has
always been to buy up some of these and then cut down some for the backrest since the
backrest cushion must be about 8 inches shorter than the seat cushion.
This is what they should look like...after I cut one down. Problem is...I've got myself stuck. Too
many option. I've got to pair these all up AND decide which gets to be cut down for a backrest
cushion. That's like...6 decisions! Can ya give a brother a hand? Which ones go best with which
ones? Then which ones of those sets gets the guillotine treatment? GAH!
These are the combos I came up with in the
ten minute I had to take all these pictures
before work the other day! They kinda
work. The "flower" patterned cushion
won't work as a seat cushion though, will
it? Too bad that the pattern doesn't
continue down and around the front edge.
It'll still look fine as a backrest cushion.
See how high the backrest cushions tower
over the back of the chair. That's how
much and why I'll be having to cut them
down. I think this is a good patch for the
issue of Danish Lounge Chairs sans
cushions...which seems to happen fairly
often around these parts. I just can't
justify spending a good chunk of dough on
cushions and or upholstery for a chair I paid
only a couple of bucks for at an estate sale!
Am I just fooling myself or would YOU buy
a chair like this?