I love having a wander around IKEA, even if I don't buy anything. It gives me some great ideas and tips about what can go with what as well as ideas of dimensions and sizes...
But, one of the departments I really like to end my trip to the big Swedish superstore is the "AS-IS" department.
It's usually full of damaged or display stock that's already been assembled and discounted
I've picked up some serious bargains in there...plants, cushion covers and last week, a chair!
I've wanted a nice chair to use at my sewing table for a while now...and there it was, waiting for me for $52.00
It's only problem is a little "ding" on one of the legs. It's slip cover was a little grubby and I had planned to give it a wash when I got it home, but I gave it a couple of hard slaps and bangs and the marks just disappeared!
I've had this little embellished cushion for ages. It was a "one-off" sample...
...and it matches the chair perfectly!
They're both sitting in our bedroom until the studio/sewing room's finished.
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