My friend and neighbor Mera has a great eye for furniture on Craigslist. I have been following the story of her downtown Anchorage house on the blog, Red House West, which she keeps with her friend Katie who is rehabbing a house in Eugene.

The post about this chair is one of my most recent favorites. She took the fugliness above and, with some sewing skills and her mom’s old suiting, she turned it into this:

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Nice! To find out more about how she did it, read more here.