...hello dear ones
and happiest friday!!!
curious about what's behind the lace curtain today???
don't be shy
come in, come in!!
here is my new blue chair.
technically it is NOT new
it is blue
and has carved roses on the top
I just love that detail
(hhhmmmm, I wonder why!!)
it has now officially been cleaned, steamed and placed into position...
when I spied it with my little eyes thrifting,
it had a halo around it...
and I was thinking
oh Rosemary, you most definately did NOT need
but at the same time
OH! Rosemary ~ LOOK at that!!!!
and I struggled with myself for
all of about 5 minutes awhile
until someone else started eyeballin` it too...
and normally, dear readers,
when that happens,
I walk away and say allllll for you...
not that day!!!
not THAT chair!!
I also have the butterflies...
as I need to ask you
what YOU would do
you were me ~
when I initially saw this blue chair,
I envisioned recovering it with burlap...
as it is all the rage right now
I do adore how it looks...
really I do!!
so, off to the fabric store I go...
here is the honest truth ~
I can soooooooo
take the smell!!
tell me...how is that working in their home???
and it is
scratchy on my legs, and arms!!!
I will not be defeated now!!
so I hunted....
and I'm pretty sure the ladies at the fabric store thought I was the new security guard
as no fabric bolt was left unturned!!!!
I am happy to report ~
that I did find an alternative that I can be happy with
(and so can my nose and legs!!)
It is a linen toile de jouy
with the same blue color on the chair...
and an elegant lady feeding
are you ready for this???
oh-so-elegant creatures in my home
...fake ones of course!!
although, on my farm someday
I'd love a little pond with a few floating around!!
I'm flounderin` like a fish out of water on this dilemma...
and need a different perspective.
that's where YOU come in!
I value your opinions
here it is ~
do I strip it all off and burlap and stencil a french image?
do I strip it all, and paint the wood a creamy white and cover it with the toile linen?
not paint it and cover with toile
I'll just be over here...
sitting in my blue chair...
floating in the possibilities!!
...here's to friends like you, and vintage blue chairs and butterflies!!!
I've linked up to Vintage Inspiration Friday
at: Common Ground