Thursday, October 17, 2013

New eye candy: French chair & ottoman

Let me just first say that I've missing blogging over the past few weeks while we have been doing things to our new home. Just this past weekend alone, we tackled painting the entire exterior of the home, the front door, tore out a whole yard full of overgrown bushes, hung shutters, painted trim, installed a new mailbox and all in all, added a great bit of curb appeal to our little beach side Florida home. I can't wait to reveal it but my mom is coming to Florida to help me landscape it. After that and when I buy my rocking chairs, (signature southern, right there)... I will reveal it! So stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled! 

I've been on Craigslist for awhile now just scooping out new odds and ends, including furniture and specifically here lately, a guest bed and a master bed. Insert late night Craigslist wandering and a search for antique chairs... and I discovered this lovely. 


Enter beautiful french style Broyhill chair. I adore this style of chair and always search for them but with no luck of finding any in my price range. This is a re-production of sorts made to look like the antique, fine by me and more comfortable! What I would really like to do since many of you know my style is more neutral, muted tones is to have it recovered or do it myself. I'm a little nervous to DIY this with all the piping so I may enlist a few great friends to help me sew the cushions. Unless someone on here knows someone great and affordable for reupholstery around here, please pass along their information to my email address!


I adore the legs. In the original Craigslist add, I could not tell how much detail they had. The legs are wood with a red tone of paint blended in... Red really isn't my color so gasp... I might paint it. Or I may strip it and do a white washed wood look or a nice dark walnut stain for contrast. Oh the ideas.


Can I get a whistle already?




I adore the ottoman with it and how the curves of the chair and ottoman fit into each other. Such a classic and timeless look that will never go out of style. I have thought about doing a slipcover as well but one that will strap on so that it won't cover the wood... again, the ideas...


The puppies seem to love it already. The lady I purchased it from was such a sweetheart and had a home FULL of antiques. I just about died. Literally. But since we are downsizing, I only took home the chair. Patting myself on the back now!




Their lives are so hard...



So what do you think of my new chair? I loveeeeeeee it. Can you hear me saying it? Yeah. That much.

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