Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Little Chair

Introducing the "little chair."  You saw the man's chair, now here's the lady's chair in all her petite goodness.  The animal print pillow is from Target- $29, chair from a flea market- $15.  
She cleaned up quite nicely with fabric cleaner. 

I don't remember why I was in a flea market days before moving. Must have been an escape from packing.
Never go to a flea market or thrift store when:
-you don't want to buy anything.
-you can't buy anything.
Murphy's law: you'll find the best bargain at that exact moment. 

How could I even think about another piece of furniture to move?


This one wasn't so clean but I loved its soft curve. Even though both pieces had been recovered with the same fabric, I don't think they are original mates. Close enough.

I bought the chair first, went home, then returned the next day to buy the sofa- $55 after a bit of negotiating.  A bargain is always justified right?

Hopefully re-upholstery will be done before my next move.

Thinking about the color.

I so love the peacock blue velvet.
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Or a light blue/gray leather.
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Gray velvet is nice too.
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But really, neutral always makes the best sense.
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You know the routine. Add the pillows.


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36 comments:

podso said...

Your little ladies' chair is delightful--and in such good shape. The couch will be fun to plan for. Yes and pillows make all the difference! I do like that blue ...

Love Of Quilts said...

What a fine! It will look so good in the peacock blue velvet. Trish

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that chair and so many choices for the sofa.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh how I love that chair, what a wonderful find... and such a good price.
hugs~~~ Daphne

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love the sofa and the way it curves. The last photo of the white sofa and the gold reminds me of my mother's style of furniture. Elegant!

classic • casual • home said...

I just LOVE that little chair...so charming. You have great ideas for the sofa, too. Before we moved across the country, my friends saw two robins egg blue lamps at a consignment store that they really thought I should buy...so I did...they just made it on to the moving truck. Eight years later and I still love those lamps!!

Andrea said...

Those are great finds! Tough call on the sofa. I'd be most drawn to either neutral (which I love playing up with pillows and throws) or the dark grey velvet...so lucious!

Julie Harward said...

I'd say that you snagged some great deals! I love the lines of the sofa ans the chair is so cute...way to go! :D

Heather said...

Wow, what a lovely chair. I bet the sofa is going to be beautiful too!

Dayle said...

That's a perfect chair for the lady.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow those are great deals on some nice pieces. Love the lines of the sofa. You know the grey is a neutral, and might hide dirt better than cream.

Kelly said...

I agree neutral will last longer if you should change your decor. I love your "lady" chair! You're lucky that it cleaned up so well. I bought a chair from a moving sale once and didn't have very good luck getting it clean. But, still love the chair and it was a bargain. Can't wait to see your sofa when it's recovered and set-up in your home.

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW, that couch is a dream....I need a new one in my living room any of those would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Grace said...

Amazing finds!!! the chair looks great, and i love the pillow.. ~Grace

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the sofa and chair. What a deal. The sofa has great lines and has a lot of potential.Cant wait to see what your going to do to it and love how the chair came out.

Marla and Steve said...

Love the chair and I LOVE the lines of that couch. I can see why you would go back for it.

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh what a classy little chair - great find!

Jan

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous chair and sofa and what great deals! I know what you mean, every time I go thrifting looking for something there's nothing, just browsing there's every goody I ever wanted lol.

Revi said...

Awesome! Yea for you!
-Revi

Jamie said...

I LOVE it. I think I would go with peacock blue on the couch. But you are right. Neutral always looks amazing.
Jamie
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rachel@Acts of Life said...

What great furniture finds! I am curious to see what you will decide to do with the couch. I agree with your murphy's law as well...I always find the best things when I have no money! Thanks for becoming a new follower of my blog, I am now following you :)

All the best,
Rachel~

laxsupermom said...

Love that chair! What a steal! I think you should go with the peacock blue if it makes your heart sing, if not, go with neutral + fun pillows. Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

That light gray leather couch is stunning. That chair is amazing. Surprised you could get it so clean. Love the gentle curve of the couch too.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

What a lovely blog! And lovely furniture! Can't wait to hear what you chose...I personally love the peacock blue! Following along!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
Your little white chair is adorable!!! I love it. If your beautiful new couch doesn't clean up, I vote for white again, or grey velvet! I love the grey velvet couch that you showed above, how fabulous and elegant is that!?!?!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

No way Tammy!!!!
You did not get those pieces for such GREAT DEALS!!! I am in shock and so jealous too!!!!
Wow! You did great.
I am smiling too... that house I am decorating has the same palette of colors you have described and shown.... peacock blue, taupe, cream and a mushroom mousy brown. These pictures are so inspirational to me.
Thanks for sharing this great post!
xx
A

raggygirlvintage said...

So many options Tammy! Love your sweet chair, such a classic style:-)
Tracey

Cindy said...

Great finds Tammy! Love them and can't wait to see what you do with the couch!!!

Susan said...

Those are great furniture finds! I'd keep it neutral, too.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Oh, I love the grey velvet lounge and also the white neutral ones. What a lovely blog you have. Have a great week Tammy! Leahxx

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

My goodness Tammy...I need to hit that flea market!! Outstanding deal on the chair and sofa...hope we see them over at NTT.

Blessings,
Linda

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Can't wait to see the end result of your sofa, that color is banging good.

Lisa x

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL -- that's something I would do (but maybe not buy something to recover since I've never done that!) I love the blue velvet but yes, the neutral does offer more options. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Aimee said...

Wow!!! You did get a bargain. Incredible!!! I'm liking all your options, but most intrigued by the soft grayish color couch. You can't go wrong though, such great shape!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

WOW! Amazing finds...I can't wait to see what you do with the couch. What a bargain!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jo said...

You are a lucky lady ~ what a score on both pieces! I love the classic lines and clean finish.

Can I come shopping with you :)
Jo