Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Summer Project

I have a problem with chairs:
I love them too much.
I buy chairs when I don't need them,
when I don't have space for them,
when I don't really know what to do with them.
I have some weakness for interesting old chairs.

The good news is, I actually (sort of) need some new dining chairs to go with the dining table I've yet to purchase for my new apartment. I found these vintage Danish-modern chairs on Craigslist earlier this week. I've been combing Craigslist pretty regularly for the past two weeks or so, and when I spotted these a few hours after they were posted, I knew I had to snatch them up immediately or lose them. To give you an idea about these chairs, a set of four like this can sell for anywhere from $100 to an upwards of $400. These four will happily be mine for $10 a piece. :) That's right.

Unfortunately, the upholstery on the chairs I'm getting is kind of dark and tired looking -- it could use some updating (the image above with the nice, bright fabric is from Apartment Therapy). My plan is to get some new fabric to reupholster the seats and backs. I've never reupholstered anything before. Anybody have any tips? This is what I'm going on so far.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kat Heyes

If you have some time today,
indulge yourself by taking a look through Kat Heyes' photostream.
Such beautiful colors and tones.
Oh, she also has a lovely blog, too.
Enjoy :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Oh Deer

For the past week I have been positively obsessing over what to do with and how to "finish" this new apartment I'm in. Funny how moving into a new place makes you suddenly dissatisfied with the things you lived with in your last place. Or is that just me? Oh deer! Either way, I am loving this print, which I stumbled upon while searching for something new and fresh to replace some of the artwork from my old place that I seem to've grown tired of.



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