I am so excited to share
my new/old chair with you today!
Miss Beaux (she is on Fall Break)
and I picked it up yesterday
in the rain.
Boy it just rained and rained
all day yesterday!
They even had to cancel
the Royals playoff game.
We will be watching the game tonight
in our Hearth Room
with the addition of our New Chair!
OK, notice the strategic staging
of the burning bush branches
in the Pottery Barn urn...
It is covering up my exposed wiring
that is waiting for it's new sconce...
The painting is my all time favorite painting
that Mr. Beaux's grandmother painted.
I'm putting it somewhere else
but I thought it looked pretty there for my photo.
OK, let's look at the BEFORE.
Poor chair is only 6-7 years old
but has been through the wringer
with the addition of my oldest son's
new puppy a few years ago.
It became his favorite chair!
He is a big hound dog
and he thinks
he is a lap dog like my bubs.
We tried to clean the chair
many times and it finally became threadbare.
Without the arm covers,
you can see that he chewed
a hole in it by accident.
He was chewing a rawhide bone
and chewing the chair at the same time.
I debated for a long time whether
or not to buy a new chair
or recover this one.
Here were my thoughts...
This chair is made by a very reputable company: CR Laine.
They make very well constructed furniture.
The chair was still in very good shape
except for the fabric.
If I spent the same amount of money
on a new chair that I would spend re-upholstering it,
I would end up buying a new chair
within a year or two
because it would not hold up.
When I picked up my chair yesterday
I was talking to the owner
about the dying art of the reupholstering business.
It is hard to find someone
that you trust to do a good job at a reasonable price.
Once I decided that I was going to recover
the chair I had to pick out a fabric.
Choices, choices, choices.
I wanted something neutral
that I could add different pillows
and colors to depending on the seasons.
It also had to coordinate with the new sectional.
I plan on re-painting in the Hearth Room
so that wasn't so much a factor.
I finally decided on the large buffalo check
from Calico Corners.
I thought that it would be a statement chair
but still be neutral enough for me.
I swear I had the Linen color above
all picked out and ready to order!
But for some reason I just wasn't happy with it
and I ordered the biscuit which is
a warmer butterscotch tone.
I really am a warm toned person
at heart and being surrounded by reds
and golds and warm greens just makes me happy!
I'm so glad that I made this choice!
And look at what a great job they did!
The lines match up perfectly!
See my new pillows too?
Remember the Estate Sale
where the lady was a designer
who made the slipcovers for the tiny ottomans?
She made these wonderful pillows too!
It's a Schumacher fabric called
Le Toile du Marche in gold.
It retails for $114.00-$200.00 a yard
online at a discount place.
I bought four pillows
and the extra fabric for $75.00.
I would say that was a pretty good deal!
Here is the other scene.
It's a tad blurry. Sorry about that!
It's all coming together nicely I think.
Little by little...
Let's look at the Before And After of the chair...
OK, time to get settled in for the Royals Game!
Until Next Time,
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