Once upon a Saturday, we took a wander into our new favourite charity shop in Tooting Bec, Oasis Wandsworth, which has a wide selection of clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac and furniture.

Whilst having our weekly browse in this budget haven, David spotted this quaint little armchair without a price. The floral tapestry really appealed to one of the interior styles we want to incorporate to the flat for an eclectic look – the Art Deco inspired arms and carvings in the woodwork give it a 1920s look.

A chair affair
The chair is currently being complemented by the parquet flooring in Mark’s flatmate Anna’s room!

Upon speaking to the very friendly staff, we discovered that they were letting this find go at just £10. Sure it needs some love, but we couldn’t have thought of a better starting point for the flat! We’d recommend having a browse in Oasis if you are ever in the Tooting Bec area, as well as their sister bookshop adjacent with it’s fabulous £1 window display – and pop into Meza next door for a tasty bite to eat!

Peace and love,

David & Mark x


6 replies on “A chair affair

  1. Man I love a bargain upcycle recycle – will you keep the fabric or re upholster. ? Good luck with your nesting. New Zealanders are experts in this lark and have masses of retro and of course it is Art Deco heaven. Looking forward to seeing your home flourish with goodies.


    1. Thanks for the comment Nici, lovely to hear from you! The chair could probably do with being reupholstered – the bottom cushion has gone rather lumpy, apparently due to the stuffing being so old and drying up. However, with that said we love the fabric so much that we’ll probably leave it as we’re not planning to use it all that much (it’s very low so not completely practical). Perhaps in time we’ll think about getting it in tip top condition but for now we love its charm as it is.


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