The story of a chair:
One of the activities that fills my head with happiness is thrift shopping, especially in these colder months. Cree and I love power thrifting, which consists of spending no longer than 10-15 minutes in a thrift store, speeding through (in order) pictures/paintings/canvases(looking for @marushkahandprints ) furniture, shoes, and then Cree clothes.
On Saturday Cree and I power thrifted from #muskegon to #hollandmichigan and then back through #grandrapids . We could have stopped the shopping in #grandhaven though because we really didn’t buy anything after that lol.
While at @hopesoutletgh Cree and I found this beautiful mid century modern chair. It was unupholstered, the seat unconnected, and without a back rest. I love the look of this chair, it has what stylists I believe call good lines. The chair was without a price, and they sweet guy working gave me a great deal because I was wearing a Grateful Dead hat, thanks Jerry, thanks Guy!
I thought wow I will try upholstering it and give it as part of my thriftgift (girlfriend Christmas party thrifting tradition). I bought the necessary supplies, and headed to my grandmas, she has all the tools. In my head what should take an hour or two turned into five. Cree was tired and crying, my grandma pricked her finger on the drill causing her to bleed, and I frustrated at how long this was taking, trying so carefully to not split the wood as we drilled the holes from the underside of the chair into the cushion became sweaty.
So there you have it, this chair took blood sweat and tears to come back to life, but when I look at it now I am in love. A little bit of Cree and my grandma are now stained into this chair. So needless to say this will not be apart of my thriftgift, rather something I hope to have for many many years, maybe even keep for Cree, and for the memories... I am so lucky to have a family that will help me through anything, even upholstering this silly chair.
What stories could your possessions tell?