See that chair in the lower right hand corner? It's the Josephine chair from Ethan Allen. I popped into EA a couple of weeks ago to price it out. It was on sale. It was going to cost about $850 with the fabric I wanted. Okay... sounds great. I'll be back. Never.
So, I've been scouring craigslist and ebay, local consignment and antique stores for a Louis XVI style chair. Well, last week I hit pay dirt! I discovered a hidden jewel of an antique store in town, and I found this...
Isn't she pretty? I love the detail.
She was a fraction of the cost of Josephine, and re-upholstery is only going to run $50... woo hoo!! I originally thought I'd upholster over the caning, but it's in good condition and I rather like it.
I think this is the new fabric she'll be sporting soon.
I've also started working on my corner china cabinets. I used Sherry's chalk paint recipe to create my own, and started painting the back of the shelves. I've got a long way to go, but I am loving the look so far.
Area rug selection is underway! Thanks to Joni at Cote de Texas, I have decided to do a seagrass rug. If you are considering seagrass, you need to read Joni's post about it. She provides detailed information and great inspiration pictures. I've been reading and re-reading it, and studying the pictures. (Joni, if you've been wondering why a post you wrote over 2 years ago has had 20,000 views in the past week, now you know).
Since there seems to be no local flooring company that carries seagrass, I will most likely have to order one online. I got these samples from theperfectrug.com. Has anyone ordered from them?
I'm leaning towards the one in the upper right corner.
Where there is progress, there are setbacks... or at least around here there are. Remember the grasscloth wallpaper in my dining room?
Here it is now...
Mmmm hmmmm.... there's a story here. It will have to wait til next time though :)
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