I think it's been a while since I've shared any projects in progress with you. Things don't just magically happen around here! ;) Everyone is itching for Spring, and I suspect many of us are feeling the itch to switch things up a bit. I'm on the verge of starting on a few big projects, but before that can happen I need to take care of some smaller things. It's all like a big line of dominoes...
One big project happening soon is my Master Bedroom (even though I've been saying that for well over 2 years, it's REALLY happening soon, I promise!). However, right now the room is like my storage closet. I'll spare you the photo, just believe me. One thing that's been tucked in the corner (and piled up with all of my extra everythings) is a wingback settee that I bought on Craigslist several years ago, planning to recover it and use in in the breakfast nook.
Isn't she a beaut? I've delayed for so long because I had planned to strip it down and cut down the wings, making it into more of a modern sloped arm silhouette. So, just knowing that it would not be a quick fix has left that project on hold.
But, I think lately I've made peace with leaving the shape as-is. Over the weekend the boys muscled it into the breakfast room for me just to see if I even liked it at the table. I already have the fabric so I threw it on top to try to get a good idea of what it would look like.
Especially in photos, the stripes are a bit busy, but I'm planning to use black welting to break up the pattern, and with a few pillows I think it will be fine. The seat sits a little low, but I think I'll have a separate cushion made to raise it up. If you squint just right at this photo you might catch my vision:
Even though the style is completely different, this photo has been in my inspiration file for a long time.
|Little Green Notebook|
In the past we've had an old loveseat in that spot off and on, and my kids really enjoyed having it there to sit at the table. It's the spot everyone always wanted! I'm excited to get moving on it.
I also made another CL purchase over the weekend. We were tiring of our saddle seat barstools, and I saw these that had been listed a while. The size is a little more petite than other bar chairs we've had in the past, so they are perfect. Even though you can't tell in the photo, they're in pretty rough shape. They're very sturdy but very scratched up.
I'm a little stumped on what to do with them. I don't love the finish, so I thought about stripping them down and leaving a more natural look, but that would be a lot of work. Paint will probably be my best option, but I can't decide on a color. With the black seats, my go-to black won't work. I'm considering a glossy white or of course possibly a bold color. I don't love the shell detail either but think I can get over it with a new color. I'm stumped on them for now, but I've always loved these so you know green could be in the decision mix too!
So, now you know a few things in the works around here! I'm hoping to get the settee stripped down in the next day or two. My upholsterer discounts the price if I do that part myself. Not a fun job, but worth it. And, Emily is stopping by today so I have a list of things to pick her brain about. It's nice to have fresh eyes for your home sometimes...