The other day I mentioned that some time ago Isaac brought home a chair from a friend’s house. I also mentioned how this chair has been the force behind the new project of decorating the front room but didn’t show you any evidence of said chair.
There was a reason…
Back when I made my list, I wrote down “find a chair and refurb.” I never imagined it would be such an easy thing to actually do. In fact, I honestly imagined myself working for months, first hunting for a chair I saw potential in, then sanding, painting and re-upholstering a (maybe) $10 thrift store chair. Had I even had the energy to do such a thing it would have probably been a big giant pain in the ass and huge epic fail.
All I have to say about that resolution right now is thank goodness for Isaac’s willingness (and strength) to carry a chair half-way through the village, all in the name of free. Oh, and I was nuts.
I have to confess though, as soon as I saw the stark white thing, that he had carried across blocks, sitting in my home, I flipped out. I demanded that he bring it right back. After fighting with him for
18 days a little while, I realized that it was the perfect size for my put-on-hold-redecorating-plan and that it was obviously an Ikea chair that I could “reupholster.” I quickly looked on their website and found “slipcovers” (or what ever they properly call them) and decided they weren’t too expensive.
$50 or taking the chance that I would never actually get around to refurbing a different chair? Hmmm. The time I’d save alone was worth it.
So, I caved in to him and said okay it could stay, but I was still kinda creeped out that it came from someone elses home, how ever clean they are… You never know. So to the porch it was sent until I could throughly inspect it and make my way to Ikea.
Now, may I proudly introduce you to the newly “refurbished” chair that has been the start of my “new” family room?
Yes, I’m changing it from front room to family room because it sounds (and finally feels!) like an actual room.
If you notice in the picture, there are quite a few things (aka messes) going on in here but I will be touching on those topics during this week. Just to give you a little hint of what’s to come… I sure did complain an awful lot about finding a window treatment for the picture window. Woot whoot! I love
spending money when things come together nicely!
I also have quite a few other big posts up my sleeve this week… Someone will soon be getting a super lovely female companion!
Have a great week everyone and remember to focus on the things you can do and don’t worry about what you can’t; Cheers!