I promised you another post about something white that I bought last weekend, so here we go!
I had a ton of other stuff to buy that trip and at close to $150 I wasn't sure if it would fit in the budget (or the car!). I tried out the chair while I was there and ended up LOVING it - super comfy and cute in person - but I didn't buy it. It went on my "to buy next trip" list instead.
I wanted the chair to replace the current chair in my guest room/office. I have a Paul McCobb Planner Group desk and chair -- one of my favorite thrift finds EVER.
I bought it at a secondhand furniture store in 1999 for $40. It's rare to find these desks with their original chairs, so I'm thrilled to have it and will never break up the set, but that chair is a torture device! It's hard as a rock, completely non-adjustable, and makes me lose feeling in my legs after sitting in it for ten minutes. . .the edges of that thing are literally sharp!
Cut to last week: I was aimlessly browsing Craigslist when I happened to spot a white leather desk chair with chrome legs that looked somewhat similar to the IKEA version. Price? $30! I emailed the owner pretty quickly and arranged to pick it up on Saturday.
I'm soooo happy with my purchase! Here it is with the desk:
It's cushy and adjustable and pretty - just what I wanted! I think I actually like the style of this chair a bit better than the IKEA one, too, plus it's definitely better quality. The McCobb chair is safely stored in the attic for now. I miss the look of it a little, but I'm sure I'll adjust. :) What do you think?