A Highly Questionable Purchase

This dreary, frigid winter is dragging on and on and fear of the lack of  garage and estate sales may be clouding my judgment. I base this on purchases like the following:

IMG_4615It’s filthy. One cushion is ripped wide open. Another cushion is loose and isn’t even the same size as the other three. Of course it was only $15, but is that a good enough excuse?

Did I mention the giant tear?

Did I mention the giant tear?

Perhaps it’s the just the cold driving me to cynicism. I think what I saw when I bought this Steelcase bench was potential. It does have a nice clean shape and at a full eight feet in length, it’s pretty dramatic. But, since it must be reupholstered anyway, I think there’s an opportunity to sex it up a bit. Maybe different colored cushions?

Perhaps take a page out of Florence Knoll’s book and give it some posh tufting?

Image from Knoll

Image from Knoll

But since the snow is still falling, I guess I’ve got some more time to plan. Any thoughts on what you guys think it should look like?

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One Comment

  1. cindy
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    i love the tufting!

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