It all started with one chair….
One day while looking online, I came across a post for a free chair on one of the fb yard sale sites. An IKEA Ektorp chair to beat it all!
It was stated that their dog had chewed up part of the back of the cushion, so that’s why they were giving it away. No slipcover either, but that didn’t bother me one bit.
I made arrangements for pick up, looked at the cushion and knew I could fix it easily. The chair was clean, didn’t smell and it great shape other than that chewed up cushion, lol.
Here it is after I fixed it. You can’t even tell can you?!
So then began the journey of sewing a slipcover, moving furniture and bringing in more new/old pieces.
Here’s what I made…I love it! The light and airy ruffles from the gauze/linen like fabric were a perfect addition! I make all of my slipcovers from sheets and quilts. Pairing different patterns and textures of fabric make a piece look old timey to me. Plus the ruffles helped tie the other ruffles from my other chair in quite nicely.
I ended up making a lot of new pillows too!
I moved the large sofa to another room and brought in a loveseat to make more room for the new chair. We have 4 chairs and the loveseat in this room now and I have to say it really works so much better for watching tv and visiting. The ruffles were added to the loveseat cover too. I took out the coffee table as well and kept the ottoman. We love to prop our feet up, so this made more sense. The coffee table wasn’t soft, lol!
Pulling all of the furniture in close rather than having them all on the outside perimeters of the room makes for a more cozy environment as well. We are all about being comfortable and cozy!
By arranging the furniture this way, it allowed me to have an entry spot. Perfect for putting on our shoes, and a gathering spot for our mail and keys. This is great for when we come in….no carpet to walk on and worry about muddy or dirty shoes. That makes my life so much easier! But I do see some dust…oops!
See how cozy this little spot is? The smaller scale loveseat fits great against the window wall too!
On the other wall by the armoire, there is this chair….perfect for reading a book, looking at a magazine, or just chatting. My oldest daughter sits here as we talk about her day when she comes home from school and work. I feel like every little nook and cranny of our family room (as I am calling it now) works absolutely perfect!
Even the little tray holds our drinks!
And this little stand was the right size for this space beside the other chair. I just love the mosaic top. I’ve had this piece for over 15 years and think it’s absolutely darling!
Everyone has a place to set their drinks or whatever. So you see, it all started with one chair……
Isn’t it amazing how you get one simple piece and things go haywire in every room of your home? At least it does for me anyways….
Are any of you looking forward to Easter like I am?
I’ve only decorated a little on the front porch and that’s it. But with the way our home is, I think it always look like Easter! After all, I call our colors “Easter Colors”.
On an ending note, Marian Parson’s has shared her experience with the photoshoot for Romantic Home she shot of our home. Here are some of the photos that she captured…aren’t they gorgeous?!
Please feel free to pay Miss Mustard Seed a visit ….she is one truly talented lady!
Until next time…have a blessed week!!!