Friday, April 23, 2010

Settee.....

Another project checked off the list!! I bought this settee in Belgium on an awesome shopping trip with my friend Valerie a few months before we left Germany. That shopping trip was very fruitful...ha ha! I got this settee, the huge dough bowl and a secretary for super low prices! We were very giddy with our visions of what they "could" be!! I initially wanted it to be covered in an antique french burlap sack, but the upholster guy shot that idea down! He insisted that it wouldn't look right, so I trusted him and went with my plan B. I wanted something to go with my houndstooth chairs, so I picked a white (yes, white...what was I thinking?) and black print...It turned out so stinking cute! However, once I got it in the room, I hated it with the chairs...it just looked too dainty...so, after making Saige move furniture with me (Joel was at work and I couldn't wait) it landed in the entry way...and I think I like it!! But, now I have to paint the sofa table that I put in there....ah, the projects never end!!

Here is the before....can you see the potential I saw?!!!

Here it is in the entry way....I also changed the seats from two cushions to one...I SUPER LOVE IT!

Here it is in the living room....it just looked off with my bulky chairs.


Now I have to find another piece....let the search begin...shhhhhh, don't tell Joel...hee hee! Good thing I'm a bargain hunter!





5 comments:

The BirdHouse said...

I love that fabric. love love loooove!!! It looks cute in the entryway but the wall behind it is screaming for a monogram!!

ScottandValerie said...

I love it too! Why did I think you were going to paint the cane? You are right it looks lost in your living space, needs some other big pieces, love the entry way. I agree with your sil, your wall needs a something (paint, oh Joel...) What a super fun shopping day! What have you done with your secretary, have you started on that? Love that piece too. Yes, shopping at Slegers is not the same without you. :-)

ScottandValerie said...

Okay, just blew up the pics and I have to say I do LOVE it! I am giddy for you, how fun!!!

Nancy said...

Wow! Beautiful! You are so stinking talented, I hate you.

Josh and Tiff Roundy said...

Your house looks like it came straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog! Love it! And Bodie couldn't be any cuter!