Currently residing in my basement is this honest-to-goodness Eames chair… painted purple. It’s a long story, but I found this out at the flea markets. The woman said she had painted it purple because it “wasn’t selling” in its original color, which she told me was “grayish.” The tag is on there, she didn’t paint over it, it’s the real thing. Just in purple.
I was ready to fork over the marked $25 for it, but she said “No, you are a regular, I will give it to you for $12. ” Before I objected or said anything about it, she said “No actually, since I see you every Sunday, you can have it for $10.” So, that is how I got an Eames chair for $10. The pillow came with it.
To be honest, I love purple. And she did a really good job of painting it, it looks great. So, I’m not upset that it’s painted. But… still… WHYYYYY!??!! I’ll decide if I want to take off the paint or not… right now I’m leaning towards no.
Sorry about the mess in the background!! This chair doesn’t have a proper home yet. Do you like my astroturf basement floor? :P