This is my current dining room set-up, minus the chic white glass cabinets and pendant lighting in the background. I added my dream settee and painting to see what they'd look like in the space. Works for me!
So I couldn't believe it when I found the perfect wingback settee, barely worn, with perfect classic bones on Craigslist this weekend and it was 10 minutes down the road! We called and grabbed the deal within a few hours of posting, and honestly felt like we robbed the poor folks by only paying $50. They were thrilled to get rid of it so fast.
The whole 'good things come to those who wait' thing definitely proved true. I was saving up for what I thought was an inexpensive compromise: the Parker settee at Ballard for $1300. A real deal as compared to my inspiration piece, the Lincoln settee at Zinc Door.
So, another project is on our docket! Reupholstering it with something neutral, rich and glorious. We were reeling the whole way home, thrilled with our find and trying desperately to beat the impending raindrops. It tends to bring us so much more joy when we create a beauty out of a thrifty deal versus buying something new!
Now to decide on what to reupholster it in! The choices (as of today... they are subject to change like the wind) are:
Duralee for John Robshaw
Or a simpler stripe
Or everyone's favorite and mine, La Fiorentina!
Lastly, the wildcard option may be a good ol' dropcloth! Certainly is the cheapest route!
Happy Monday. What did you guys and gals get into over the weekend?
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