Chair Thriftin’

Flea Market Décor - - Great Finds -

1| Ex­am­ine up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture for signs of crit­ters like bed­bugs or ter­mites. Use a flash­light to look in nooks and cran­nies for signs of in­sects or their eggs, and if you find any, skip that pur­chase.

2| Once home, we have a se­cret tool: a leaf blower. Give the fur­ni­ture a good “whoosh” out­side be­fore you even bring it in. .

3| Don’t want to bother with re­uphol­stery projects? Look for pieces that are solid wood, metal or plas­tic in­stead.

NIFTY 1950s Amer­i­can de­signer Adrian Pearsall was known for his de­signs in wal­nut. This gen­uine Pearsall chair came from a vin­tage store spe­cial­iz­ing in mid­cen­tury de­sign­ers. “It is de­li­cious,” says Stacey-ann. “They have the clas­sics.” She got the...

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