A Sewing chair and SAS Day

by Chris on April 8, 2011

As I said earlier, my shopping goal for Ikea included items for my craft room. Something I knew I wanted? A new sewing chair. A sewing chair that isn’t meant for sewing. It’s just a chair. That I’ll sew in. While Ikea had the chair I wanted, they didn’t offer the slipcover that I was looking for.

HENRIKSDAL Chair white, brown-black Width: 21 1/4 " Depth: 22 7/8 " Height: 38 1/4 " Seat width: 21 1/4 " Seat depth: 16 1/2 " Seat height: 18 1/2 "  Width: 54 cm Depth: 58 cm Height: 97 cm Seat width: 54 cm Seat depth: 42 cm Seat height: 47 cm  Our last stop of the day was to Marshall’s, and it wasn’t even on our shopping radar. The chair had alluded me at Ikea, Pier 1, and HomeGoods, so my hopes were low. And then…she appeared. damask chair

The clean lines were there, and the colors were spot on. Then the “worry words” as I call them started in. Would it be too busy? Is it truly what I was looking for? Blah, blah, blah…it’s a curse, really.

craft room chair

I decided that I would let the price tag decide for me. I thought I’d spend around $100, and if it was much more than that, I’d just pass it up. Then, I saw this.


$59.00??? SOLD. The only thing standing in it’s way now were the legs.  I told BFF that I’d just paint them, and her response was, “Of course you will.”

parsons chair

It fits perfectly at the sewing table, and the fabric is exactly what I was looking for. Worry words, be gone!

sewing room

There’s a little sneak peek of the new dresser in there, but I’m waiting for a little somethin’ somethin’ to arrive that will jazz her up a little bit. The reveal will just have to wait.

sewing table

My week has involved some major shopping, sleeping in, and putting things together with only picture directions. Now it’s up to you to show us what you’ve been doing. Link up!





Christie April 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

Love the chair AND the price! Went to IKEA today! I went in for a few things…that's a joke…came out with so many great finds! Did you see the enamel pitchers? Beautiful! I might post tomorrow! Three Pixie Lane

Bailey April 8, 2011 at 4:58 am

Love the chair! Good score! :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish April 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

Great chair!! That is a steal!!

Christina April 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

Love the chair…and the price!! And thanks for hosting :)

Laurie April 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

Your sewing room is to die for! And I love the chair you found! I found and purchased 2 seagrass/rattan type chairs in the same style at Ross this past summer for the same price each. I had been wanting to replace my dining room end of the table chairs with something like those and I was SUPER excited to find them!! Thanks for hosting today!

Jennifer April 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Your sewing room looks great!! So many good finds from different places.

Meg April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Love that chair, what a rocking price on top of everything!

Your sewing room looks great.

Creative Escapes April 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

That chair is amazing! It is really beautiful! Thank you for hosting the party – I love coming every week!

Ladybird Ln April 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Love the chair, it was fun seeing your house on the Parade of Homes, thanks for hosting!


laxsupermom April 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Love the new chair! What a bargain! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup party each week.

Emily @ ReMarkable Home April 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I've been following you for awhile and I Love it!
Started my own blog a few weeks ago so I'm linking up here for the first time. I'd love for you to stop by and say hello!
Thanks so much!

Carmie of the Single Nester April 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Love the chair and the fabric. And the price? Awesome. I hope it provides you with many days of comfort.

Bossy Betty April 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I loved this little shopping trip! Thanks for taking us along!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com April 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

If only my sewing table was as nice and tidy! Thanks for hostessing.

Last Minute Mel April 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

The chair is perfect..it looks great in your room :)

amber marchant April 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

So jealous of your find!! JK, I am happy you got it. It looks great and what a super deal! Thanks for hosting this linky.

amber @ barbwired

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality April 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Hey, Chris, I just love your new chair & what a deal it was! I'm so out of the loop these days on keeping up with everyone, but your shopping trip looked fun too. I'm back in ATL now with an Ikea nearby, wooo-hoo.

Bobbie April 10, 2011 at 2:21 am

I love Marshalls! Such a good find!

Miss Mustard Seed April 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Great deal on the chair! Score! I love it when you find the perfect thing at the right price. Yay!

Peekadot April 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Simply love what you did with the chair and the fabrics used is really great..the lamp also added spice to the arrangement…beautiful!

Nancy P April 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I just found your site and oh my! I will probably spend hours looking thru it on the weekened. :) I have a big question though. Where did you get that table your sewing machine is on?! I love it!!!!!! I NEED it.
Nancy P

Becca April 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

I want to know where you got the sewing table too. Tell your secrets??

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