Christine aka The Crafty Woman didn’t know she had hit the jackpot when she bought this marble-top buffet for $80, until she saw an identical one on Ebay for $400. That helped numb the pain of the four-hour round trip it took to go pick it up, which would have totally deterred me. In fact, just today I found a coffee table on Craigslist for five bucks. FIVE BUCKS! But then I was like … “Oh wait, it’s in Avondale? That’s like, twenty minutes away! Forget that shiz.”
But Christine wasn’t done yet. She found this old chair and loved the shape, not to mention the price: $15. However, it soon became apparent that instead of being a chair for humans, it had actually been the home of a large hairy cat. Or a family of cats. Probably a family of cats that all gave birth to more cats. Cat hair to the extreme. So she played along, and recovered the chair with a lovely ikat fabric instead. (Fun fact: ikat is actually pronounced e-cot. But it would be cooler if it rhymed with cat. At least for this story.) See more of the makeover HERE.