The other day I drove to sweet and scenic Almonte, Ontario to visit some of the cute shops there. It’s about a 45 min drive from Ottawa but well worth it, especially if you like browsing through antique shops, vintage housewares, or one-of-a-kind boutiques while you eat a freshly baked pastry!
I wasn’t really looking for anything particular, but I saw a few things that tempted me; like a vintage bird cage filled with pillar candles at Tin Barn Market. But in the end the only thing I couldn’t say no to was a retro metal chair from one of the many antique shops that line the main street (I knew it was a good find when someone passed by me lugging it back to my car and commented “Great chair!”).
Never mind that there’s no space for it in our current apartment- and I don’t really know what I want to do with it- but it was only $35. I was sure that I would think of a spot for it eventually, and would regret not taking it home. I might decide to paint or distress it to give it more of a vintage patina, right now it’s a creamy white finish with a tiny bit of the metal showing in places.
Any ideas for what I can do with it?
Maybe next to an old cupboard with some vintage mirrors?
(from Pinterest, original source unknown)
Or stick a throw pillow on it?
(from NestaHome on Etsy)
Or use it as a plant stand?
(from Julia Haney Montanez on Pinterest)
In the mean time, I put it beside my re-vamped night stand in the corner of our bedroom, where I used to have a larger chair (which allowed me to pile way too many clothes on it- maybe now I’ll be neater). And I will continue to dream about where I will put it when we have a bit more space.