Hello my sweets! Happy Valentine’s Day! My treat this morning is having a whole hour to myself. That’s right, no kids, no hubby, no anyone but me… all by my lonesome. You can not understand how rare that is. Just drinking a cup of tea and reviewing my decorating plans.
This is my new (to me) reading corner chair. I bought it this past weekend off craigslist (of course!) for $40. It’s nice and cozy, plus it’s a chair and a half so I can cuddle up with both of my youngest in it. I like the line of the arms and the color is okay, but I’m not feeling the legs and the overstuffed back cushion.
When I bought it, the plan was to create a slipcover for it and have my hubby change out the legs. Now that it’s been home for a few days, I’m not so sure I should slipcover it. So that’s the question of the day: Do I slipcover the chair or just try to re-stuff the floppy back cushion?
I owe ya’ll an actual tour of my living area soon (once I’ve cleaned, I promise!) but here’s a few photos to help you see what else is in my living room:
Those are my favorite orange chairs (also from craigslist!) and my sofa. The new brown reading chair is actually in that corner behind the sofa, where the dining table used to be. Across from the sofa are a pair of chairs and my $20 accent table:
(Do you see how I updated the accent table? I bought a new plant stand that is black iron with a great circular pattern and then added the tray upside down for the top. The top is black but you get a pop of red around the perimeter and then black at the base. I LOVE IT!!! And it was still only $20!)
So what do you think? The corner where the new chair is used to be really dark, so I didn’t think I wanted another dark piece of furniture there. Now I’ve added a floor lamp and a lamp on my desk (which is directly across from the chair), so the corner isn’t so dark. I’m just not sure how to proceed. And I don’t want to buy accent pillows or anything else to complete that corner until I’ve decided.
Opinions please!!! Ya’ll have fabulous taste, so I know you’ll have great suggestions. : )