Bright Idea: Cross Stitch Your Chair

Every now and then, I’ll come across a genius idea that I can’t believe I haven’t thought of. I mean, how often have we all seen the average cane chair in garage sales, antique markets and even alongside the road – all begging to be transformed into something miraculous?

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Why Don’t You…?

… ditch your outdated nightstand in lieu of something simple, accessible and [more than likely!] hanging out in another room of your house?

Yes, an everyday chair can act as an impromptu – or forever! – nightstand. Why not grab a spare from your dining room table in lieu of the bulky nightstand that might currently be cramping your bedroom’s style?

The look screams function, but is also stylish at the same time. Would you ever give it a go? Is the look too cluttered for your taste, or just the right amount of surprise?

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The 5 Minute Storage Solution

You know that pile of laundry that sits on your bedroom floor? The “not-quite-dirty-enough-to-be-laundered” but certainly “not-clean-enough-to-be-placed-in-the-dresser” pile? Surely I’m not the only one.

Enter a quirky, yet genius solution: Dress boys. Take a few of those random chairs you collect, slice them in half and drill them into your wall (landlords beware!) for a fun, impromptu hanging station.

Ah, laziness can be so beautiful.

Via Ikea Hackers

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A Simple (But Genius!) DIY

Introducing… my new favorite chair of all time:

Sure, I'm tiring quickly of the typography and Ampersand trend, but with a statement chair like this (and a so, so well executed upholstery job!), can you ever really go wrong?

Lisa Barrett whipped this beauty up with fabric from AuntyCookie on Etsy. The look is perfectly vintage industrial and can suit hundreds of different spaces. Bonus? The black is upholstered in black and white stripe. I do love a good surprise ending, don't you?

Kudos to you, Lisa! Very well done.

p.s. If do so say myself, the creation would complement our In Stitches pattern perfectly, yes? Happy decorating!

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