Insane, I know. Nonetheless, sometimes I forgive myself. After all, waste is bad, right? And you wouldn't believe the things people throw away. I recently garbage picked (or rather, rescued) a perfect fan-back (brace-back) Windsor chair from certain death. It's in my living room. I'm in love with it. But more on that later.
My point is this: occasional chairs are great because you don't need a pair. You just need one. They don't take up a lot of space, but they're great for making a statement.
I found the chair shown here at Value Village last week. It cost less than $20. The fabric was grungy, admittedly, but redoing a piece like this is easy peasy. You don't even need to know how to sew. All you do is pop out the back piece and pop out the seat. Wrap each with new fabric and secure with staples or even hot glue. What I like to do is shop for fabric remnants in the same place where I found the chair. Old bedding sometimes works and comes in amazing patterns. But even if you want to buy perfect new fabric, you need so little, the whole project remains affordable.
Anyway. It's just an idea. Maybe I should have bought it? Maybe I should go back right now? Having 11 extra chairs isn't obscene, is it? (Somebody stop me.)