You wouldn’t think these 5 little words would make a girl’s heart go pitter-patter, but mine sure did!
Almost 2 years ago, my wonderful husband came home one day uttering those words. It seems, one of his customer’s had a chair in the back of her truck that she was going to sell on EBay. He started asking her about it and a few minutes later…$60 and SOLD!
We think this might be a 1930′s/40′s “American Art Deco Speed Chair” by Paul Frankl. A Frenchman, named Jacques Adnet, also produced chairs similar to this one. Or might just be a good old knock-off. There are no markings on the chair so I really don’t know for sure.
This was the original upholstery. Lovely isn’t it? Some sort of sticky, yucky, vinyl stuff that had a pretty cool pattern to it. I just loved the lines on the chair.
So, a few months later, with gift money I’d saved from Christmas, I purchased this fabric. It was almost a year later before I got the chair reupholstered. This fabric really appealed to me and the colors were perfect for my house.
When we got the chair back, my initial reaction was…
“Oh, no, what have I done?”
All I could see was dots and stripes and dots and stripes and MORE dots and stripes!
But then I relaxed, said what’s done is done and you know what? Over the next few days, it started to grow on me. You see, I debated using several fabrics (which I’m prone to do) but decided this chair just need one. And I still loved the fabric and it’s colors.
I decided what it needed was a big brown pillow to break up all the dots and stripes!
Maybe, this is a bit overkill. I’m mean, really? The pillow is almost as big as the chair! But, I am liking the brown.
So, for the time being, my 1930′s (maybe) chair has found a home in our computer/video game/music/little-bit-of-everything room.
And to sit beside it, check out this cool little trunk/table I found at Marshall’s. It’s reminiscent of old, vintage luggage trunks.
Isn’t this cool? It was one of those compulsive, spur-of-the-moment purchases. And I’m loving it! Not sure if this will be it’s final spot or not.
I’m liking my chair. I found a brown pillow more proportionate in scale to the chair (though I’ll probably make another one) and I’m happy.
Plus, my kids LOVE to sit here and play video games so all is well!
And it all started with those sweet little words all women love to hear