At my Home: How to Reuse a Broken Chair

January 15th, 2015

Welcome at my new apartment! Decorating is definitely one of my favorite occupations also nearby my job – I’m decorating at Monadico Concept Store every week and this, since almost a year already… Time flies when you’re having fun, it’s a fact! So I had a list of ideas for decorating and upcycling things at my own home place and I’m just finished with arranging the reading corner. It’s a kind of boudoir near of my dressing, composed of a small vintage glass table and a velvet chair.

Or should I say, a ‘half’ chair? Indeed, the leg was broken. We lost it during the transport. Next to this, I had some books to storage somewhere… Here the result!

Behind my velvet bag from the Kooples, the former broken chair that has been saved with a pile of books! Bag, The Kooples FW13

A pile of books that saved my favorite chair. Learn how on the blog !

So this is how I solved the problem with this element! The chair is basically coming from the Concept Store, but the leg get lost on its way from Parma. Let me tell you, it’s really comfortable. Of course you should avoid to move the chair before and while sitting, but for me it’s perfect.

Before, after: Restaure a broken chair with a pile of books. An eye catcher in my decoration !

Then I realized that some architectural shoes would be better in the home decor. I used a golden spray to create the metallic effect, they’re quite amazing.

Zign_DIY_Shoes_HomeDecor06 DIY Platform shoes by Zign –see here

Never without my magazines! This is just a small part of the collection.

On the glass tables: a golden skull candle, ‘Ambre’ ambiance fragrance by Coté Bastide, placed on a very old annabelle magazine — from 1942! The illustrations are wonderful.


Most of the elements are coming from the flea market and different stores in Zurich, but I keep thinking that the best part of home decoration is unexpected. Don’t hesitate to move things from their origin, and try, try, try again!

I hope you liked it, take care!

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