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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

My vintage Vera scarf pillow sits perfectly in my new desk chair, don't you think?

I realized late last night that I had promised you all (via Instagram) that I would finally show you guys the reupholstered chair that I just recently got back from the upholsterer. Of course, it was too late to take photos, since it was already dark so I had to wait until this morning. But here it is, in all it's glory!

Remember this ol' girl?

I had found this barrel-back cane chair on Craigslist for $50 and knew that it would make for a great desk chair in our bedroom. My former desk chair was nice, but that was about it. It wasn't comfortable at all and I never really used it as my actual desk chair. It worked out great as my pile-on-all-my-clothes chair, but that isn't really the look I'm going for in our bedroom, you know?

But like I said, I knew the barrel-back chair would make for the perfect desk chair and the dimensions were spot on - not too big, but not too small either. Just right. The hard part was picking out fabric to have it reupholstered in, but in the end, I went with a classic dark blue velvet that I purchased from JoAnn fabrics. JoAnn Fabrics is great because they're always having sales, so I was able to score 2 yards of this gorgeous velvet for under $60. Doesn't seem like a deal, but trust me, when it comes to really good velvets, it's a steal.

My upholsterer, Jocus Upholstery, did a fabulous job! They always do, but this just blew me away. I am absolutely in LOVE with my new desk chair. It goes perfectly with my Target desk (which I updated by switching out the hardware) and is SO comfortable. I'm kicking myself for not having done this sooner. No more back aches while working on blog posts - woohoo!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I've been slowly (but surely) collecting items again for my Etsy Shop. Well, I've decided it's high time that I get some vintage Vera scarf pillows back in the shop too. This one won't be for sale, but I do have a blue & orange version of the exact same print that will be coming to the shop soon.

And here's a sneak peek of my desk. I've been meaning to show this to you, but wanted to wait until the chair was complete so that at least it would look somewhat "done" although this gallery wall is slowing me down...

See that wall on the left-hand side, that's my soon-to-be gallery wall. I've been collecting art and frames to go up there. But when it comes to art, I'm super picky so it's taking me longer than I'd like. Which is why it's completely empty right now. Must get on that asap.

Come back tomorrow, I'm partnering with Rablabs for a HUGE giveaway in honor of our 5th wedding anniversary!! It's seriously one heck of a giveaway, so make sure to stop by!

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  1. Ooooh! The chair is swoon worthy. I collect vintage Vera so that is super cool to me.

    1. Thank you Kerry!! Yes, I'm obsessed with Vera scarves too! Love turning them into something different ;)

  2. Gorgeous! I love it all Christina!


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