Friday, July 09, 2010

Slipper Chair


I found this slipper chair on the sidewalk last fall.  It was Providence.  I had decided I needed a chair in the bedroom--after all, Dave had one, and I had to resort to standing while we chatted or sitting on the bed.  I checked out Pottery Barn--they had some nice ones, but were Mucho Bucks.  And then, at dusk, while driving down the street on trash clean-up day was this chair and a broken desk.  I stopped, opened up the back and put the chair in and drove off, thrilled with my score.  Shades of New York--we used to find lots of treasures on those days.


I had intended to upholster it myself, but instead took it to a professional, and what you are seeing is a result of that decision.  Otherwise, it would still be upside down on top of the workbench outside in the garage, instead of sitting in my bedroom.  I used Amy Butler's fabric from her most recent line--a heavyweight twill just for home decorating.  The total cost was a fraction of Mucho Bucks.


This is the fun part--when taking photos for this post, I noticed this sweet little detail: a little flower centered on the button at the upper back of the chair.

6 comments:

Judy said...

I love the fabric choice--perfect for the chair.

Artax said...

Looks really great. Can I have this one too, when you're through with it? Along with those red living room chairs? You have excellent taste.

CSL said...

Dave-Look, but don't touch...

The Barb Chronicles said...

love it!

Alice said...

I love that fabric!

Kristen A said...

That is a beautiful chair. The colors are intoxicating.