Cheap and Chic of the Week: Almsta

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 7.16.53 AMIkea. Who doesn’t love Ikea? In Tom Scheerer Decorates, which I reviewed HERE on Friday, Scheerer talks about being a big fan of Ikea from its earliest inception, and that he still uses Ikea products in his schemes even today.  Ikea is a favorite stop of mine as well, whether its buying a raw wood table and lacquering it to use as a desk, or buying rattan chairs and spray coating them so that they will survive outdoors, I’m pretty sure there are at least 6 ikea chairs in operation at my house. But this chair is new.

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 7.16.44 AMThe Almsta chair costs $99(!) and would work well almost anywhere in your home. You could keep it its natural raw color, or paint it a scheme to match one in your house – it is extremely malleable. The different surfaces allow for obvious application of varying colors, so there is also an opportunity to paint it like a more traditional bistro chair that you could purchase finished for much more money. I see a DIY project in my future, don’t you?

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