Hope you all had a great week. I am in the midst of training for a half marathon in a few weeks and I had my 8 mile run today. Oh. Dear.
I am exhausted and my whole body hurts so I am writing this post from my couch with a glass of wine.
So to distract myself from the ache in my muscles let’s talk furniture!
I had some fun working on these chairs for a great client this week.
She has fantastic taste and decided on a wide navy striped fabric from Premier Prints for the upholstery, and an espresso stain on the wood.
Once I took the backs off, she and I both decided we liked the chairs better with no back cushion! So we left it off. (We’re crazy like that.)
Wowsers, what a difference!
Love these. Love how simple and striking they are. Minwax Polyshades is your friend, people!
1. This hall tree is amazing. So gorgeous!! Hooks, umbrella stand, marble and mirror and it’s $50!
A vintage piece like this is a one stop shop method for adding charm, character, and function to your entry.
2. Have you seen any projects that have gone for the card-catalog look? Lots of small drawers with that cool label holder hardware on them?
(Btw, D. Lawless Hardware is an excellent source for label holders. I met the founder’s grandson at the 2014 Haven Conference, and what a cool company!)
My friend Bee from Windgate Lane did this one. Adorable, right?!
That look is totally attainable. You just have to look for the right piece of furniture. Which is what I found on Craigslist this week!
This piece would make a perfect “card catalog” entry table for a mere $25!
Give family members their own drawer to stash their stuff. Again, add some of those label holders and you are good to go (although I really like the dark stain on the body of this one on Etsy)!
And this cool side table is practically screaming. “Someone please make me a card catalog!” Can you hear it? Yeah you can! $40!
3. I love campaign furniture. It has those metal – brass if you’re lucky – pieces on the front of it, at the corners.
Here’s a great set for the right space. Maybe a boy’s room?
And here’s a smaller piece, too.
That’s it for this week. Have a lovely one, friends!