Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Finds

I started saling (that's what I like to call it) again this week after a month long hiatus and I'm so glad I did. Between yesterday and today's finds, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Metal and wood were calling my name this week and I have plans for some of it, but I can't keep it all! I will be posting more items for sale on Monday, so check back!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Aidan Gray

Ever since Layla Grayce announced their line of Aidan Gray furnishings, I've been obsessed. It's the perfect balance of feminine and industrial. If only money were no object...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Country Living- February

If you haven't seen the February issue of Country Living yet, here's a preview. I will be keeping my magazine easily accessible for a long while.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Back in Business!

It sure has been a nice break, but I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. First up, my prison chairs! Remember those?

If not, don't feel bad, I barely remembered them myself. I think it only took about 5 1/2 months to get them back! Here's how they look now:

It's not a drastic change, but they needed to be redone and I think the nail head trim adds the perfect touch.

They did an outstanding job on the details:

I was a little nervous about the dropcloth being too rough, but I pre-washed them and I'm pretty sure the prison steams the fabric beforehand, so they are much softer than I was anticipating. If I saw these in a store, I wouldn't have a clue that it was painter's cloth!

Here are my thoughts overall:

- The prison is very professional
-The work is impeccable
- The cost is unbeatable ($200 per chair)
- If you don't need your furniture right away and can handle waiting a few months, it's worth it, but I hesitate to take my sofa there for recovering because it's a big piece and I don't know if I can live without it for that long!

I'm still undecided about the shell back chair, but only because the style might be a bit too Victorian for me. I'll live with it for a while before I make a decision, but I did find this great chair at an estate sale yesterday that could become its replacement:

And speaking of sales, I know its been forever since anything new has been posted on the sale blog, but I've just added a bunch so have a look!