Saturday, March 2, 2013

NEW CHAIR




It's been a long time since I have bought any furniture.  Oh I've bought pillows....art....accessories but most of the furniture I have has been around for about 10 years or so.

In the corner of my small keeping area I have a slipcovered wing back chair that I bought at a flea market probably 15 years ago.  It's a great place to enjoy some sunshine and chat on the phone.  

About 6 months ago I sat down...the leg broke and the corner crashed into the window and broke a pane.  Yikes....I might want to lay off the sweets.

In my defense it was just old...like me:)
I glued it....no worky.
So then it just became the broken chair in the corner with caution tape on it.

You can see it in the back corner of this picture.

And in this shot.
It happens to be a great little area to change up.....which you can see I do....quite often.

So....I needed a replacement.  Not just any chair mind you but I wanted tall.  And comfortable.

You would think that in my graveyard of chairs in the basement that would not be a problem....but most of them are occasional chairs.

So I was keeping my eyes open for something and the other day I saw a chair pop up on a facebook page from Stanton Home Furnishings down at the West End.  

Big sale.  Huge sale.  1/4 of the original price.  Tall.

It was chair karma.  I called...."Is it still there?"  "Yes but we can't hold it".  K....now what.

Saturday....husband home.  No sneaking.  "Honey wanna go out to lunch?"  "Plus I need to go look at a chair".  Did not say for who.

As we were carrying it out....he looked at me and said "Who is this one for?"  I froze for a second but looked him straight in the eye and said in the most intimating voice I have "us".  Then I just listened for 15 minutes to why we DO NOT need anymore furniture.

By then it was paid for .... in the car....possession.

Lunch?



She is adjusting quite well to her new space!


Course I had to shine up this area a little....it's what we do right?

And there you have it.......wait for a bargain...don't be impatient.

Now I have to go work on the ORC room....which is going to require hanging pictures into plaster walls.

Not so much fun.

Have a great Saturday...

Shafabulous


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44 comments :

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I just laughed out loud. I think we must lead parallel lives. I know I have lived that scenario several times and I have a chair graveyard too. Cute chair!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it and and oh, your poor husband.

A Perfect Gray said...

great chair, babe. love how it has just a touch of modern fresh lines - a nice feel in your room. score!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Sorry to hear about your window, but I had a little chuckle with your description of the event. Love the new chair!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Such a pretty fabric! That's really a neutral so you can still keep playing with the space even though it is perfect now.

My Notting Hill said...

Love your keeping area & that new chair too. Like your spouse management skills as well!

StagerLinda said...

Your chair is a great score! Love this charming little space.

lizziefitz said...

Need .Schmeed! She belongs in that corner. I need to practice my assertive voice;))))

Julia C. said...

Of course I would do exactly what you did, is this parallel lives ? Or same feelings? From BsAs, Arg, Julia
La Silla Chic

Julia C. said...

Of course I would do exactly what you did, is this parallel lives ? Or same feelings? From BsAs, Arg, Julia
La Silla Chic

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

She IS a beaut. You sneak! Are you going to slipcover her, too? For variety?

Kathysue said...

I think you handled that perfectly!! Sometimes I think our hubbies just like to make their voice heard, but bottom line is they want us to be happy. She looks like she has found the perfect home and it will continue to be easy for you to do changes around her. I love her!!
xo Kathysue

Jill said...

Holy Moly, I LOVE it! Had to laugh at "husband home, no sneaking.... not that I've ever done that. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Oh I love the stripes! Great find. And I love your ikat fret... I have that fabric in my dining room!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

It looks fantastic Sherry! Love the other changes too...very warm and cozy!

shannon said...

I saw THAT chair on Stantons's facebook page and thought 'that is such a great deal!' Glad you are the one who got it! It looks great in its new digs.

Junell said...

Oh Lucy, you got some 'splain'ng to do! What a hoot! Great chair!

A Delightful Design said...

I have loved this chair so much since you posted it on IG. It's almost makes me mad how much I love it. So proud of you for being intimidating. Looks amazing. Perfect match with that galvanized tray.

Nola Grasby said...

Love the chair and love your house- looks stunning.

Anna said...

Where did you buy these blinds from? Also love the new chair.

Melaine Thompson said...

seriously, read this in the grocery store on my phone and laughed out loud! I can totally relate to the "who is this for?" Love it!!You crack me up! Melaine

Acquired Objects said...

You can't glue legs on chairs you have to screw in three different directions. But then again you wouldn't have your fabulous new chair if you were handy right? Love the stripes! My husband doesn't think we need any more furniture either until I make something go away then it's like we need something here.

XXX
Debra~

My Crafty Home Life said...

Thank goodness you replaced a dangerous situation in your room. You should have told him the thousands you just saved him from a future emergency room visit. Then, you wold have had to hire a driver for your broken....whatever. Cute chair.

Shelly@ConfettiStyle said...

Love the chair and the mini makeover to the space. The lunch date disguised as a shopping trip
always works for me!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Really, is there a woman out there who cant relate to this? I let out a big laugh. My man just told me yesterday that the "chair situation" in the basement needs to be addressed. Your new girl is perfection. Worth the wait. Love your house x

Ann said...

That sure put a smile on my face today. And that chair is lovely in there and I'm loving the stripe pattern.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

It looks great...your husband and mine must be twins!

Nicole Scott said...

I love it when great chairs happen to good people.

Anne Boykin said...

I'm gonna have to quote you the next time something like that happens to me: "Yikes, I might need to lay off the sweets!" I laughed out loud when I read that. Love your new chair.

5th and State said...

hysterical!!
having retail shops i watch and listen to the exchanges (often the husband is shuffling behind) ;
-what does that do?
-what do you mean decoration?
-but what does it do?
-we don't need that
monday......the wife is back, alone.
kudo's to you!
the chair is perfect!!
xx
debra

5th and State said...

me again. just realized i did not have you on my sidebar, error corrected. can't miss any posts.
xo
debra

The enchanted home said...

Hes a beauty..or is it a she? Love the chair, a great classic! So funny with the husband story.....we have all been there.....the good news is they get over it pretty quickly:)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Love the chair and love this little space. What a great and cozy little area. Totally perfect for changing up!

Chelsey said...

I love how your room turned out! But love your story:)

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Beautiful find! The best pieces of furniture are the ones you wait for! They always bring a smile to my face when I look at my most patient purchases. :)

michele said...

i like both chairs, and the breaky story made me smile. blog life would be so damn boring without you confessing these things. please don't stop.

:)
michele

Janna McCalley said...

I get the same lecture from my hubby too...I have to be sneaky getting furniture into the house! Love the new chair and the pretty styling too.

A Journey to " A House of One's Own" said...

Love that little black accent table! :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

hahah Love this story! Way to be brave and get that great chair. :)

Matters of Style said...

Love this!!

Andrea said...

I love the new chair, your sneaky tactics and that pillow is to die for! Job well done, my friend.

Etched Glass said...

Well done to this living room makeover, it looks comfortable staying there.

A Lived in Home said...

What a great addition and such a cozy corner!

Nancy said...

LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEEE that chair. Oh how we have to 'fess up' to our husbands. My hubs said please don't do any more challenges for a while...hahah..no. It is what gets it done! Love your room there, what a cozy spot, now it's looking like a big girl.
xo Nancy
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