Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My very own Chairy.


(PeeWee's Playhouse, anyone?)

I think I mentioned before that I'm working on turning my scraproom into more of a computer/sitting room, and I'm looking for furniture to accomplish this.

What I really wanted was a comfy chair to sit in and read or sew, especially late at night when I can't sleep. One night a month or so ago we stopped by a few furniture stores just to look. The first one we went to had a couch covered in this fantastic floral fabric. A chair sat next to it that was the exact style I had in mind. Of course, this store was by far the most expensive furniture store I'd ever been in. Which isn't saying
too much, but still...

We went to a few more stores, and then I hit several thrift stores, and I was planning to also go to some auctions and sales this spring and summer to see what I could find.

But I just couldn't get that fabric out of my mind. It was PERFECT for my study.

Last week I went back to see if it was as great as I remembered, and it was. Long story short (too late, you say?)--I ordered the chair I loved with the fabric I loved. And it wasn't near as expensive as I feared--the fabric was marked down and the chair was on sale. My allowance will be in arrears for a few months, but I think it will be worth it.

The saleslady printed me a copy of what it will look like, so that's what's in the picture. The arms will be different, because I changed my mind on that, and the color is brighter, but it's a good general idea. It will be about a month before I can get it, and I am DYING to have it, so I can curl up in it and relax in my study!

Now I can get a coordinating fabric to cover my thrift shop ottoman, and to make curtains, and it will all be perfectly girly, which apparently is something I'm morphing into in my middle age. Go figure!

I'm so excited...!

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Ooooh, Janelle! THAT is one. cute. chairy! When it comes up missing, you'll know where to find it...in MY scraproom! LOL!

Martha said...

Ooooo!

LOVE your new chairy!

I can't wait to see pictures of your Living Room paint job! (You're taking pictures, right??)

Martha

scrapmom4 said...

Oh Yay!! That is awesome. I saw a chair like that (big and comfy) at a yard sale and didn't splurge. Dumb. It had rockers on the bottom, too. *sigh* I let that one get away. I'm glad you got the one you wanted! :)
Les.

Sheilawc said...

Love your chair Janelle. Check out the Designers Guild in Williamsburg for fabric. They are super nice and have a seamstress that does slipcovers. They have a sister store in Yorktown that I think is called the Purple Onion.
~Sheila