Monday, May 15, 2017

I Think This Will Work - My $15 Frenchy Chair

Happy Mother's Day everyone.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day with family.  I will be spending time with mine at my daughters this afternoon.  Tons of fun with my children and grands, so the best kind of day for sure.

Do you guys remember My $15 Frenchy Chair?  This was one of my fabulous Goodwill finds a few years ago.  Hubby went to the storage shed and brought back a few more boxes and this chair.  (We are slowly but surely getting that shed emptied).   I have loved how open the living room feels in our new house, so I have been reluctant to add more furniture.  However having an ottoman standing in for additional seating isn't really what I had in mind.  When this chair came in I gave it a try in place of the ottoman and I Think This Will Work.

This is where I had it in the old house.  Next to the door as you walked in.  

I have tried a couple of other chairs here and they just seemed too big and really ate up the space and crowded the table.  This one is a lot smaller in scale.  It needs to be reupholstered in the worst way, but I think the size and style is perfect here.

I've pulled the dining chair out and you can still walk around the table with the chair pulled all the way out for eating so that is good.  I hate to have chairs too close to each other and I definitely want my guests to be able to walk around the table.

Much better than an ottoman place-holder don't you think?

This gives me 6 comfortable seats for guests now, so that works.  (Yes I still need to find a rug since I moved the cowhide to the family room, but I just haven't found anything I like yet.)

Ok, it stays.  Now to decide on upholstery.  I don't think I want a color, I have a room full of whites, creams and off whites, so I think I will stick with that.  I just need to find the perfect fabric, so I am sure a trip to the fabric store is in order soon.

 I will refinish the wood and upholster the arms and seat,but it needs a new cushion, so I think I will find an upholster to do that for me.  If you know of a good Upholsterer in the Phoenix area, let me know.

So what do you think, keeper?

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  1. I think you have found the perfect chair solution Miss Marty! I am sad to say our beloved discount fabric/rug store Interior Fabrics closed here. Did it close in Phoenix too?
    Happy Mother's Day my friend!

  2. It looks beautiful there. Looking forward to seeing the new fabric. Happy Mothers day.

  3. Happy Mothers Day Marty! I agree...I think the chair goes good there, it fits the space better than an ottoman. Amanda

  4. It looks perfect and your room is so inviting. Happy Mothers Day.

  5. I love that chair and it is perfect in that spot. Happy Mother's day.

  6. What a beautiful chair that is, and so perfect in your living room. I love that room, it's very inviting. Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Happy Mother's Day! You may want to find your rug first, then find upholstery fabric. Take your time!

  8. That looks nice.... a good arrangement.

  9. Marty, that is a perfect arrangement and leaves plenty of walking room!

  10. Yes, I like the chair, it is perfect there. Do you still have the fabric store that has all the wonderful fabric for $3.00? I always called it the $2.00 store. Almost all the fabric in my house and bedroom came from there. But they have all gone out of business and I really miss it.

    Glad that you had a wonderful Mothers Day.


  11. The chair is perfect there, Marty! I love the chandelier in the dining area.

  12. Love how much room it gives you around it.

  13. Just perfect!! I have the same problem with needing extra seating and now i will be on the hunt for the perfect chair. Thank you so much for your advice about changing how I see things, I have started decorating my home and yes, it can be castle.

  14. Such a pretty chair. I think it's perfect and would be so just about any where. What a great deal!

  15. It really is a beautiful chair, in my opinion it's a keeper.....once its reupholstered it will be just beautifully perfect..
    Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!


  16. Love the chair and it is a keeper! Whatever you decide to do to it it will look gorgeous! Your living room is very inviting and has a French country look... I love all the bright light too! Great job!

  17. Hi Marty,
    Definitely a keeper, very pretty chair........and no whatever you do to will look
    just as pretty if not more so. Your living area is just beautiful, you always do such a great job on everything. Hope you are enjoying your new home, saw the post yesterday about the pool, not fun when they are doing it all, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. My daughter and son-in-law are about to be in that same mess....they are suppose to
    start digging this they are excited...but not thrilled about all the time in
    between either.......but know they will love the results. Always nice to have a pic of what it is gonna be as a reminder
    Have a great day, and thanks for hosting as always.

    Blessings, Nellie

  18. It's perfect Marty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  19. It looks wonderful in its new, little spot! You are one of the features at The Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. Marty, The chair is perfect in its new location and actually adds to your room. Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style party!

  21. So pretty no matter where you place it! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!