The Cheap Seats

By | November 21, 2013

I am a self proclaimed bargain hunter. In the last few years I have to admit to splashing out on a few investment pieces but when it comes down to it, I absolutely love a good deal. VintageTolixStools Image source:: Johanna Flyckt

You may remember from my spare room moodboard that I wanted to track down a Tolix stool to use as an industrial style bedside table. I’ve trawled antique fairs and high street stores but when it came down to it I didn’t feel like I could justify the price tag, especially as the room is unlikely to be used by guests more than a few times a year.

Last week I happened to be in Home Bargains checking out the shelves for any low price gems. There at the end of an aisle, stacked rather nonchalantly was a whole heap of Tolix style stools in various colours with a rather attractive £14.99 price tag. Tolix_compare

Let’s be honest this is a cheapie reproduction of the Xavier Pauchard design, but the quality is absolutely fine. There’s even a taller £19.99 version which comes in at a tenth of the price of John Lewis’ finest.

Before you run off to get your hands on one, please feel free to drop me a comment with your best budget buy.

Lauren x

3 thoughts on “The Cheap Seats

  1. Lindsay

    Oh how I wish there was a Home Bargains near me…….

    Can’t wait to see where you’ve put these little beauties! x

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  2. Nicky Jones

    Oh Lauren – GREAT work finding these beauties. I so wasn’t on the lookout, but have always loved them. And at £15 each I’m sure I could find a home for a couple at Casa J ! xx

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    1. Fairly Light Post author

      Go for it Nicky! My friend bought the silver one and wasn’t too keen on the quality but I’m quite happy with the black version x

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