Slipcover Perfection

I almost wrecked my car yesterday driving past this Slipcover Shop. These chairs were BE-uuuuuuuu-tiful! Oatmeal colored linen...a chocolate band...sweet perfection. They would make me so happy if they were in my house. I just don't have room. Boo-hoo.

I called the lady and got her prices. The lady I normally use charges $225 per wing. This lady charges $285 with the band. Of course all that doesn't include the cost of the fabric...and you need about 8 yards of solid and 1/2 yard of colored.

I wonder how they would look with the skirt just skimming the feet...like a 3/4 skirt? I must stop thinking about this...I have laundry to do.

I bet Ginger Barber would like these. :)

**edited to add...I just noticed those two chairs are just a smidge different...see how the backs curve a bit differently? Can you tell I keep coming back to these pics? sigh...



Isn't this painting AWESOME??!!
To me it is and the price was even better...$10.

I totally love his hair...

The colors in this pillow...oh sigh.

And a shot of my new chairs...they need some work...but I'm not worried.
$150 for 4 chairs and a glass-topped table.
I hope to sell the table (that I don't need) and recoup most of my money.

These are not the exact chairs I wanted.
I want some just like the ones I donated 10 years ago after buying a new dining room set and having no where to store them.
My stomach still feels the dread when I think of how foolish I was.
Actually, I blame my husband.
He knew how excited I was about the new set...
and took that opportunity to unload what he saw as ugly.
No worries though...I like the thrill of the hunt.
And when I find the 6 chairs I want...all will be good in my world of faux bamboo.


I've had this in the back of my mind for awhile.

I just didn't expect to luck into one when I did the other day. I saw...I gasped...the people in the store laughed at me. I clutched my heart and declared true love. $85 later...she was mine.

My husband on the other hand...did not gasp. He stared in horror at what I brought home. I knew he wouldn't like it...however...it is growing on him. And he loves me...happy wife...happy life, right? :)

We hung it up in the kitchen over the pine farmhouse table. The shades didn't come with it, but from Pottery Barn several years ago and I love how they toned down the glare of the bare bulbs. I know what you are thinking...chinoiserie and pine? Huh? But yeah...I'm loving it.

We've still got a few kinks to work out...always do when dealing with old light fixtures. I think that is the part that really annoys my husband.

I think a paint job may be in it's future...to tie it in with the new chairs I bought...to go with the new light fixture yesterday. One thing ALWAYS leads to another in my household.

My husband rolled over in bed this morning and told me I was starting to act like the Federal Government with all my spending lately. He's a funny guy... :)

More pics to come when I get everything all polished up and purdy lookin'.


Phoebe Howard

credit: Phoebe Howard
...certainly knows how to put together a lovely room. Gorgeous.