Christine Cans the Cat
Aug 31, 2012
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.