Y’all, I have been an absolute crazy person these last couple of days. And this just shows why it’s dangerous for me to have a whole decorating plan for my house and know exactly where I’m going and what I’m doing. You’d think that would really get me focused so that I could get things done, right? Nope. Just the opposite. I now know exactly where I’m going on a thousand different projects, and I want to get them all done NOW. 😀
I paced my house nonstop yesterday trying to decide what project to work on, and ended up getting nothing done. At one point, I decided just to sit down and relax, and perhaps let my brain have a rest. So I sat down by Matt with my laptop and started looking at random stuff online. After a few minutes, he said, “Ummm…I’m gonna need you to leave. I can feel your nervous, anxious, excited energy, and it’s making ME anxious! Go work on a project, or leave the house and do something fun. But you need to take that energy somewhere else.” Ha!
So I did. I left and bought a bunch of paint. I still didn’t get anything done yesterday, but by the end of the day, I had two paint samples painted on my fireplace, three paint samples on my living room wall, one paint sample on my music room wall, one paint sample on the breakfast room door, and another paint sample on my piano.
I know exactly where I’m heading, and hopefully today I can channel that energy into actually getting a project finished. 😀 I need a break from my kitchen cabinets, but I have several other projects I can choose from.
Anyway, in the meantime, I wanted to show you my awesome consignment store find!! I rarely find treasures in Waco. Our Craigslist is a joke, and the consignment stores and thrift stores here are very hit and miss…but mostly miss. But this last week, I actually had a hit! I found two of these blue velvet tufted upholstered chairs, and while the color isn’t exactly what I would have chosen given a choice, the upholstery is in perfect condition and the color actually works with my new palette.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw them. I can’t remember another time when I found consignment store/thrift store upholstered furniture that was in such good shape, AND that was a color I could actually use! And I love the swoopy sides.
The upholstery is in perfect condition, but the wood is a bit beaten up, so I’ll need to do a little refinishing on that. That should be an easy project.
I thought these nesting tables that my mom had and no longer wanted might work here, but they don’t. When I turn the tables the correct way, they’re too wide and push the chairs too far apart for that narrow wall. I think a little round table would work better.
And I’m still amazed at how well the color works with what I have planned. Here’s a look at the chair with the drapery fabric.
Of course, this is the music room, and the drapery fabric will be in the neighboring room (the living room).
I got both chairs for around $219. One of them was marked $99, but the other was $120 because it came with this silly little foot stool that I did not want, but I had to take it (and pay for it) anyway since it came as a set. But that’s still a great price for two upholstered chairs!
Now I need to get rid of the black walls, and get some colorful pillows for the chairs to brighten things up a bit.