Happy Monday, Everyone!
I hope you all had a spectacular weekend.
Our temps were a bit better than they have been
for the last month,
so my BFF and I got out and made our Estate Sale Rounds.
I think that I mentioned briefly to you all that I took a full
time desk job. No, I wasn't out looking for a job for sure.
Mr. Beaux's Logistics company is getting
increasingly busier by the month.
He needed a full time Office Manager/Assistant
and I offered up my help.
I thought it would be temporary...
That was about six months ago and I think I made the
terrible mistake of doing my job too well!
I really do like working there though
and I especially like all of the great people in his office.
I am really having fun but my Estate Sale-ing
is now limited to Saturday mornings and everything is
already picked over.
ANYWAY... We were striking out at the Estate Sales and we
decided to run over to one of our favorite haunts:
Revival Furniture Store.
It is a treasure trove of consignment furniture
I spotted this chair when we first walked into the store
and I fell in love!
It's an older wing back chair that they had
newly recovered in a Waverly fabric.
I did some research online and the pattern is called Olana-Gold.
Wait until you see the best part of the chair.
Look at her beautiful exposed ladder back.
I don't think I have ever seen an exposed back wing chair.
I was taken as soon as found her.
I was just a little concerned that it might be
a tad too bright for me.
So, I sat down and picked up the price tag.
Oh Yeah! She was coming home with me!
I couldn't believe the price. Only $158.00.
Now, it's not the bargain of the century but I think that is a
pretty good price for a newly reupholstered chair.
I love the sweet yellow and cream check that they coordinated with the Waverly fabric.
We loaded her into the car and took her home.
I was still a little nervous about the colors.
We got her into the kitchen and stood back for a look.
I really loved the way it punched up the
table and the kitchen area.
I only had one concern.
Is it competing with this chair in our Hearth Room?
I don't know why I was agonizing
so much over the whole thing.
I guess I am just more of a quiet, subdued person
and when this loud gal entered the room
it took me a while to get used to her.
Look at her sweet little legs though
and how they left them all dinged up and scratched.
She's like one of those people you meet that are a little too
loud and maybe abrasive at first
but it is only because they are
overcompensating for their own perceived shortcomings.
I end up loving those people the most!
They usually have a heart of gold!
The more I look at her the more I love her!
But I do have some ideas on how to tone her down a little.
I pulled this fabric out of my stash.
A lumbar pillow would be great in this fabric.
Or maybe this red and cream check would do the trick.
And I have been saving this fabric to make
curtains for the kitchen window.
That would bring more color over to that side of the room.
And I can't take credit for this idea as it was my BFF's...
taking the check from the back of the chair and making a
pillow out of a large Buffalo Check.
I love that idea!
Here is a wonderful Buffalo Check from Calico Corners.
Whatever my solution is she is staying put for now...
My eyes are increasingly adjusting to her while I figure out
how to turn down the volume a bit.
Until Next Time,