This post isn’t really going to give you any tips, instead it’s about inspiration. And that patience is a virtue…and not just for Job I swear it has been at least 2 years since I spotted my first Buster chair in the Restoration Hardware catalog. I’m pretty sure I ripped the page out immediately, and have it stashed in my nightstand table with all of the others items I have coveted, but couldn’t afford. I’m a sucker for anything tufted, and this beautiful wing-back leather chair with nail-head trim is totally dream worthy. But, alas, spending $3,500 on a chair isn’t even an option for me…I couldn’t begin to justify it. I have watched it lovingly through the catalogs, throughout the seasons….and then gasp I could no longer find it on their website. Eeeek! Not that I would have been convinced to buy it on-line, but I still wanted to look at the pictures. A quick web search later and I learned that RH had replaced my lovelies with their new Churchill Chair.
It’s okay, I guess…just not the same. I guess the universe knew it too, because over the weekend we happened to take a quick trip to the outlet malls, in particular RH and Pottery Barn. You’ll never guess what they had! I still can hardly believe it myself…2, yes TWO, nutmeg leather buster chairs at 40% below clearance price. Be still my beating heart.
Mind you, this was still not an easy purchase for me to pull the trigger on. I had to think about it a lot while wandering around PB. In the end, I just couldn’t picture my life with out it…I mean, them. And still, no buyer’s remorse!
You’ll be happy to know that these are ‘real people’ size chairs too. Meaning that I, being 6′ tall, can relax comfortably and the cushion actually reaches the back of my knees. Not an easy feat! Now we need to get rid of some of our CL furniture to make room, and get the right configuration with the Haverty’s sectional I have been keeping my eye on. Fingers crossed for a sale!
One last look, just for kicks and giggles.
~Welcome home Buster~