Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Makeup Artist Tools: Tall Folding Chair

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been eyeing this tall, fold up chair since last year sometime, looking to take strain off of my back when working on clients!  I finally went to VietNam to get it a coupe of weeks ago!

Introducing the IKEA Franklin.
A tall, folding, bar stool
Comes in two sizes: 25" ($19.99) and 29" ($25.00)
3 colors: birch, oak and white with silver legs/frame
Folds for storage space
Lightweight; great for mobility

I also got my travel lamp, but I'm not sure it's as perfect for its purpose like this stool!  Since this is from IKEA, I'm not sure how long it will last (its durability), but I'm very excited that I finally own it.

15 comments:

jojoba said...

very interesting! i guess i never get to use such a chair. :( 1 thing: too shor; 2. don't think i'd be pro...

MakeupByRenRen said...

tall chairs are a must-have! all us makeup artists would have scoliosis by now!

Shana said...

YAY! I picked up my chair from Pier 1 - its the tall director style. Which lamp did you get? I have the clamp on Ott Lite and I got that from Michaels ON SALE!

jilliandanica said...

I need me a travel lamp. I checked the ikea near me and I didn't find any good ones. Which one did you end up picking up?

just Lisa said...

i have those chairs at home, and i've had mine for 5 years, and they are still in great condition! if you just treat them well, it wont fall apart ;)

i LOVE your blog by the way!

Jaimie said...

I love tall chairs! i use one that kinda looks like a directors chair. idk what id do without it!!

Askmewhats said...

this will be part of my to buy list, I had a hard time with low chair, backaches!!!

yummy411 said...

@ jojoba: lol only if you need it babes!

@ makeupbyrenren: luckily i don't have it by now! which one do you have. i'm still thinking this one doesn't have enough back support..=T

@ shana: ohhh how much did yours cost? i got some small clamp lamp too from ikea. haven't tried it out yet. i will on saturday!

@ jilliandanica: yeh i didn't get a good one either. i picked up a small clamp one at ikea only because it was like $3! lol

@ just lisa: yay! great to know about the chair! thank you so much.. off to visit your blog!

@ jaimie: cool! yeh i've suffered many a back ache.. unfortunately, i think it makes me rest on ppl's head more! ha!

@ askmewhats: ok you feel me.. yes please get one asap!

Seymone said...

Thanks so much.. I need to run go get one.

Robyn said...

I have a tall chair as well, but I think I got mines from Wal-Mart. I have had it for a while and it definately helps with the back issues.

yummy411 said...

@ seymone: glad to know i wasn't alone not having one!

@ robyn: i'll check walmart thanks! it doesn't hurt to have a back up!

Tiffanee said...

I have this chair and it works well for most clients. This chair is small in width, so it is not suitable for all. I usually leave it in the car until after I have met the bride (in order to save face in case she can't fit comfortably in the chair). I am still looking for a better chair.

SatsukiMUA said...

I like this!! I'm hott cause I just ordered a directors chair off line for $84 but I knew I would need one soon. I had been debating whether to pay that much for a chair and this one looks perfect and it's cheaper!! I still may get it!

yummy411 said...

hey chica! this could def serve as aa back up. i'm sure your director's chair will be much more comfortable for clients! I've had ppl with longer legs to complain because for them, the seat can be short... the biggest plus is that this is light weight!

Jazmine Jade said...

I so needed this!!! Off to Ikea now...