Shopping. Duh. Go wash your mouth out with soap.
Yesterday I received a magical email from Target with the word BOGO in it. Instantly glued to my screen. They are having a sale right now on upholstered chairs for buy one, get one 50%. When something costs over $100, 50% is always receives a warm welcome in our home.
So- why am I so intrigued about this beautifully tempting sale? Well, let me tell you. Our guest room/office is officially now just an office. Paige is in the process of moving her things back up to her house at school since her internship is over at the end of the year and took the futon we were formerly using in that space (pictured below) up to it’s new home. When Paige moves out in January her room will become my guest bedroom, so in the meantime, we’re just hermit crabbing ourselves and not inviting anyone over.
Just kidding the only person who stays over is our 10 year old brother who throws a fit to sleep on the couch anyways with the tv/xbox/movies/etc.
I’ve played around with a few existing chairs to fill the space, but nothing is cutting it. Enter Target. After glancing through the different options on their site, I realized I’ve never actually bought a piece of furniture outside of my IKEA kitchen table from college. Everything that I own has been a hand-me-down from family and has worked out so perfectly that I haven’t needed to purchase anything/ever had the space to buy more. So, it was about time I actually spent a few dollars on some furniture that would fill the now empty wall. These Target chairs would work perfectly as they’re not too large but still look nice, and would definitely fit into any new space I move into.
After narrowing down the multiple pages filled with different styles, colors and patterns, I settled on these final 6. A girls got to have options.
1. Threshold’s Swoop Chair in Herringbone Black– This is by far the safest choice out of the bunch. I love the style of it and how it could be incorporated just about anywhere, but it is on the dark side in terms of color. $169.99 ea.
2. Owen X-Base Slipper Chair in Blue Diamond– I’ve never seen this shape of chair in an actual store, but I liked how the seat cushion looks larger and less bulky and absolutely love this fabric. $179.99 ea.
3. Threshold’s Swoop Chair in Tan/White Medallion– A neutral and light patterned version of the 1st chair. I like how it’s playful and can be matched with any accent color but opposite of the first, it might be a little on the light side. These chairs are all “spot clean” chairs and aren’t so easy to wash. $169.99 ea.
4. Hudson Swoop Chair in Gray/White– Can you tell I like this style? I thought this pattern was a great mix between 1 & 3 and added a girly charm vibe. These are also the most expensive, of course. $199.99 ea.
5. Burke Armless Slipper Chair in Brown/Gray Medallion– This one was added more for the price. It was not part of the BOGO sale, but was on clearance and I liked the neutral colors. Slightly darker than option 3 but in a different style. $95.98 ea.
6. Burke Armless Slipper Chair in Blue Diamonds– Since I loved this fabric so much, I threw in another style with the same pattern for kicks. This option was slightly cheaper as well and this style is 2-3″ taller than option 2. $159.99 ea.
Andddd the winner is……..
The Owen X-Base Blue Diamond chair! After consulting my experts, Paige and Matt, we narrowed it down even further and eventually decided on this one. Most of my decor is on the neutral side and I’ve been wanted to play with a splash of color, but nothing so bright I’d hate it in a few months, so I think this blue and tan fabric checks those boxes! The larger seat will be nice for guests down the line and I’m so excited to see what they look like in the new office! Plus, these babies qualified for free shipping. Score. So, with one full priced chair, one half priced chair and taxes added, my total came to $286.18. Not too shabby! They should be in next week so expect an update soon!
We’re still working on painting the desk and want to add some sort of small table in between the two chairs when they come in (more Target purchases? build one? craigslist makeover?) but I’m excited for the little room transformation to come together!
Now, not only does walking into Target cost me a minimum of $100 every time even if I didn’t know I needed the things I was buying, apparently the emails from Target now cost me a minimum of $200. Well played Tar-Jay, well played.