For some reason, I have an obsession with chairs...and clocks...and wooden crates.....and old books....and tables. I don't know why, but I've learned to live with it. How? By buying chairs....and clocks.....and wooden crates....and old books....and tables! I'm also a sucker for unusual things in usual spaces. Like this chair.
I call it the "almost" chair. It wants to be a chair, but has nothing inside to make it one. It has good bones. Well, probably not even good bones since it needs some work, but I like the chair. How many people would buy a chair that can't be used, just to sit in a space and look cute. Answer? Most women! It's the equivalent of men purchasing tools they will never use. Did I just type that out loud? ;-)
Anyway, I've been keeping my eye on this chair for about 3 months, waiting for it to go on sale. The price finally dropped and I grabbed it up. The man carrying it to my car asked if I had plans to reupholster this chair. What?! And ruin a perfectly good chair?? Nope, no plans to make it functional.
I like the shape and style. It fits in an awkward hallway space. I left the feed bag on it for the photo because I had the bag fixed just like I wanted it. And you know how it is when you move something...you can never get it fixed back exactly like you had it.
These are the other things I've placed in the chair, just for a little whimsy.
Now I do realize that the average person wouldn't have this little vignette anywhere in their house, but for me, it fits. Atypical and unusual.
What strange and nonfunctional piece do you have in your house?