I was looking for a chair to fit under a desk that I got from my grandmother. If it's not an antique, it's close to it. The desk, like most furniture from 100 years ago , is very low and narrow by today's standards. The only chair that I had previously been able to fit under it and sit in at the same time was a folding chair. Not what I wanted to use every day, and ugly.
I want to refinish the desk and use it as a vanity. The first step was to find a chair. That was a great excuse for my favorite pastime - thrift shopping! I went to this little "antique" store on the side of the highway in Eunice, and armed with the measurements for a chair that would fit- Scored! I found this great little sewing chair with under the seat storage for just $25.00. The fabric was dry rotted and ugly, but I knew I could fix that. It had great bones. The wheels are different colors, but I can fix that later.
I had purchased some wonderful fabric earlier for throw pillows, and I just got an extra yard for the chair. I have several patterns with coordinating colors. I knew just the one that I wanted to use for the chair. My critics were doubtful about the pattern choice, but they were soon won over by the finished product! I didn't measure, just eyeballed it, but a yard was more than enough. I could've probably used a little less than a yard. Oh, well, I'll use the scraps for something else.