The expression is “the one that got away” but when it comes to missing out on a great find because I didn’t act fast enough, for me it’s more like “the 100+ things that got away”. It happens all the time. A few weeks ago it was this amazing chrome and black leather director’s chair for $20 at the thrift store. It was so cool. But before I buy something, I have to love it AND have a place for it because we pretty much have zero storage in our house for a “I might use it some day” piece. Since I couldn’t think of a spot for it, I left it behind only to realize the next day that it would be the perfect chair for the small desk area that’s part of the built-ins in our home office. But we all know the end to this story – of course that gorgeous director’s chair wasn’t there when I went back. Sigh.
And now it seems that everywhere I look, I’m seeing these amazing images of rooms with director’s chairs. My director’s chair that got away looked exactly like these. I just love how chic a pair of them look in the seating area of this gorgeous living space:
And I regret leaving that chair behind times 10 when I see how cool this single director’s chair looks at a desk, especially a desk where you see the back of the chair more than the front:
You can find counter and bar height director’s chairs that look stunning lined up in a kitchen:
And a set of director’s chairs creates a relaxed, casual vibe when used around a dining table:
and they can even be slipcovered if you want to dress them up:
And since basic director’s chairs are fairly inexpensive, they can be a great choice for outdoor use:
My favorite director’s chairs are the unique vintage ones that you might luck upon on Etsy, Craigslist, or a thrift store but I’m also loving this pair of bamboo director’s chairs from One Kings Lane:
So is there a great piece of furniture that you didn’t get that you wish you had jumped on? Are you the one who
stole bought my director’s chair? Fess up.