I have a confession…
Remember those cane chairs I bought not so long ago? After staring at them and holding up paint chips and fabric swatches the past few months, I realized I hadn’t once sat in them, nor had anyone else in the house. So I sold them on Craigslist.
I decided what I really wanted was something, not just pretty to look at, but functional. I really wanted a place where I could, on rare occasion, curl up with a good book or a cup of coffee and relax. I wanted something soft and cushy. I wanted a reading nook similar to the ones below.
It didn’t take long for me to stumble upon this image on Craigslist:
Not your typical Craiglist image, as most look more like this:
I’m typically skeptical of buying used upholstered furniture (unless I plan to have it recovered) but because this piece was slipcovered and the owner was an interior designer, I jumped on it. The best part is it cost the same as the cane chairs I sold (for the same price I purchased them – so no money lost).
I still need to style the corner but so far I’m loving drinking my morning coffee here.
Just a few little accessories and this little corner will be just right.
Have you ever purchased something only to turn around a few months later and exchange it for something else?