Friday, July 27, 2012

The Great Chair Makeover and our First Giveaway!

These cute little chairs have a story.  I really like for anything I have in my home to have a "background" this is the tale of the two great chairs!   It all started way back in April when I put our yucky stained couch out for the trash having no idea what I would replace it with.  It was about that same time we were contacted about having a commercial filmed in our front yard, to which ends the producer wanted to "house" the production crew in my house while they filmed!  First reaction..."very cool".  Second reaction "crud, just put the couch in the trash and we have no furniture.  I quickly pulled my grandma's 1960's Danish Modern couch out of storage, reupholstered the cushions in a weekend and then started my hunt for chairs.  A quick trip to downtown Lee's Summit yielded nothing under 400.00....a chair.  Off to Craig's List!  That is where I found these two totally unique gems...really it was love at first sight!  I love the caved details at the top and they were the perfect size for what I wanted.  I pined over them for weeks. Even called the lady and asked if she would work on the price with me...She was asking 150.00 for both chairs, but she declined. I hung up and decided "wasn't meant to be!" Needless to say, I only had a small couch for the production crew, but it all worked out since we crammed about 40 people in this tiny house that day!

Fast forward to Mother's Day... you can imagine how ecstatic I was when Greg walks in the door with my chairs!!  Now all I needed to do was recover them!  That process took a bit longer than I had hoped with the end of school and other activities, but they are finally done, and I couldn't be more pleased with them!  All total with the fabric, which I found dirt cheap at a warehouse, I think I spent about 175.00 for two chairs...not too shabby, huh!  And most importantly, I love them!!  I love that they were made in Kansas City (if you know anything about the furniture Co. on the tag, I would love to hear!).  I love that they aren't perfect...nothing that comes into a house with three kids and two dogs should be!  I  love the texture of the burlap pillows.

The burlap pillows I kind of dreamed up.  I was having a hard time matching the khaki in the hounds-tooth and it just so happened that the burlap I had on the kitchen table was a complete match.  I added a felt silhouette of a starfish to tie in with my summer seashells theme in the living room.  Now the living room feels like a beachy escape....ok, that might be a stretch!

So how about winning one of 

these starfish pillows?  

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on this post!

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The winner will be announced Sunday night - entries must be in by 7:00 CST.