Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Master Bedroom Progress: Cane Chair

The other day I woke up and nudged Dave and pointed to the corner and said, "do you remember what an awesome chair we have now?"


My friend Kristi and I went to yard sales the other day (I keep talking about "my friend Kristi" here, and I also keep trying to get her to write a guest post. Like maybe about her fabulous fireplace makeover. Or her lovely newly finished basement. Kristi?)

We didn't find a whole lot at garage sales. I found a ceramic sea shell. She found a poo poo panda for her three boys:


It poops jelly beans! Brown ones.

But then we went to the thrift store, and I spotted that cane chair (I googled. I think I can call it a "barrel backed cane chair"). It was $40, which isn't nothing, and I thought, "I am not sure where to put that chair. Maybe if it's still there when we leave I'll get it."

Then we were looking at paintings, and Kristi told me a story about how, recently, she was at a thrift store and found a painting of a collie. "Or maybe it was a sheltie," she said, and how she hadn't bought it and now she wished she had.

I meditated on this cautionary tale for a minute.

"I think I'd better go get that chair," I said.

So I did. I brought it home, and I realized that--duh!--I have the PERFECT place for it. In this corner of my bedroom. "We can sit in the chair and put our shoes on," I thought to myself.

I love my chair. I know it's fashionable to paint and reupholster such chairs these days to make them more modern, but mine's staying how it is. Reupholstering and I don't get along, for one thing. And also I love it just the way it is. The green is lovely....more of an emerald-y color than the olive you might expect from a chair of its vintage.

Here's how that side of my bedroom is looking now:


You might notice the boat picture I was so fond of is gone now, replaced by that gold mirror. It didn't really seem to fit in anymore with all the other stuff going on in there. I'm thinking maybe sunroom for the boat picture.I bought the mirror at the same time as the chair, thinking I might paint it and hang it in the foyer. But then I realized I could hang it there, and I wouldn't even need to paint it! Perfect!

Linking with:
Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap-Up
By Stephanie Lynn's Sunday Showcase Party
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

34 comments:

  1. Love this corner of your room and your chair! The colors and accessories are just perfect together!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Once I started putting green in there, I kind of couldn't stop :)

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  2. WOW that is a fantastic chair. I love the green cover with the dark dresser and the gold mirror. It looks fantastic.

    I have a couple of cane chairs in our master too - although not as fancy as this one :). Love the look.

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    1. Thanks, Katja! I've kind of had my eye out for one, casually, for awhile now.

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  3. Loving that chair! You are so lucky to find something that's in such great condition to keep it as-is. That color is amazing! I'm looking for a chair for my bedroom as well, and all the chairs at my local thrift stores are in need of some major reupholstering :( Nice find!

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    1. Thanks! Someday maybe I'll get brave enough to tackle reupholstering stuff, but for now I'm sticking with just holding out for lucky finds that don't need it :)

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  4. Love the chair! The finish is perfect! I wouldn't touch it either! Dimples & Pig Tales

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  5. The chair is lovely! I love the green colour of the original fabric. A house down the street from us has a pair of similar chairs out on the front porch and I am always admiring them AND wondering why they're letting them get ruined out there!

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  6. It looks great in that space and in great condition! I wouldn't want to paint & reupholster it either.
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

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  8. What a fantastic chair! I always feel that when thrift shopping, if you are on the fence about buying something, it's always better to DO IT. And if you change your mind, sell it on the classifieds. That eliminates all major regrets.

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  9. oh i love it!!!! i have a similar one in my navy bedroom but the fabric is orange- love love love the green with the navy!

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    1. thanks, cassie! the navy has some teal in it, so I'm really liking it with green lately.

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  10. "I meditated on that cautionary tale" <--- laughing out loud! I wish you hadn't gotten that chair though, because I kind of need it. It's gorgeous. If you had reupholstered it, we'd be in a fight.

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    1. That's reason three I didn't reupholster it: "didn't want to have to fight with Kelly" ;)

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  11. I love the chair. Is it from the same thrift store that you linked in another post? I think I need to go there.

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    1. Yep--NFCC--I've had really good luck there recently!

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  12. I have chair envy! I want one!! Its gorgeous!

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  13. That chair is fabulous, as is! I've been searching for one for my master bedroom for-evah!
    Visiting from TT&J... Rhonda @home.made.

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  14. Oh your space is gorgeous lady!!! The colors with your vignette and that cool chair are just way to amazing! You know how to rock the colors! Bravo!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! I'm loving the colors in there now, even though they're not how I originally planned things :)

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  15. You are right, it looks fabulous just as it is.
    Traci

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  16. My grandma had a chair like that but with yellow velvet. I wish my parents had kept it because I would totally use it in my home. The green looks gorgeous in your bedroom!

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    1. ooh, yellow velvet--I bet that was lovely! I used to have a yellow velvet sofa, when I had my first apartment.

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  17. found you over @ Bright Green Door blog - love the eclectic look of your room - I just painted my kitchen a very similar colour

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  18. AWESOME finds! Old furniture are always my favorite finds! Thanks for linking up to the "Go Get Your Garage Sale On" Linky Party! http://www.brightgreendoor.com/2013/07/go-get-your-garage-sale-on-garage-sale.html

    Jess
    www.BrightGreenDoor.com

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