Guess who I found sitting in the rain with a $10 price tag stapled to his side? (it’s obviously a ‘he’). There has been some debate about whether I just filched him from a sidewalk, but indeed I did legitimately buy him from my thrift store, and laboriously dragged to my car before driving home with it hanging out of my trunk (I think my next car needs to be a truck :s)
I don’t have room for any new furniture but I couldn’t pass up such a gorgeous tufted piece… I’ll at least take off the ridiculous office chair swivel foot and replace with some legitimate Queen Anne legs… maybe someone will get a nice christmas gift, or maybe he will live in my garage until I can think of a better use… how hard would it be to re-upholster it myself I wonder?
So after weeks of half-heartedly unpacking, splashing around with wood stains and rearranging furniture, I’m calling my living room presentable enough to blog about it. The highlight of the whole ordeal being my new ebony/jacquard stained couch (which you might remember in its unboxing state). I bought a World Market Indonesian Bench and played around with it in my garage for a few weeks, staining, sanding down, and re-staining until I got sick enough of the pattern to just drag it into the house :p (it started as an awful light gray teak color that doesn’t really come across in the photos…) I got a variety of pillows from West Elm and IKEA. There is also an ottoman still in the works to match… more after the jump!
Remember my to-do list? well…meet the new additions. Comments such as “wtf are you getting yourself into?!” and “don’t you have enough to do already?” would be appropriate at this point.
That’s a to-be ottoman made of a wine crate.
This mystery friend is… well, you’ll just have to wait and see. At the moment it’s not going very well so I don’t want to get your hopes up about anything yet. It’s a bit late for me, I’ve spent a few nights already bemoaning an awful mahogany stain choice!
Ok I’ve got to spill some beans. I’m working on some projects that I’m really excited about, and I can’t keep quiet anymore. I’ve gone a bit overboard racking up the to-do list recently, here’s what I have on the boards:
My mom’s boyfriend has had this old girl in storage since his antiquing business days, and he’s kindly letting me manhandle it into some kind of useable shape. Over the years someone has repainted it (to this…erm…lovely green) and changed out the door hardware, but we’re guessing the base hutch is from the 1800′s because it’s held together by wood pins!
I’m really tempted to turn it into something very similar to this Terrain Folkloric Hutch, don’t kill me if I end up being that unoriginal… would just be nice to have that piece of furniture for less than $2.5K! More after the jump :D
This is a recent fix-up that I’ve dubbed a “tea chair” (mostly for the reason that I intend to sit in it and drink tea). I’m pleased with how it turned out overall, though I had to resort to some less-than-kosher methods (ahem- Elmer’s glue) to bring it about. More after the jump, this is a super easy DIY project.