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February 17, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Dark Red Faux Leather 1970’s Chair:

I remember when I first bought you from that dude off Craigslist for $40.  I thought I totally scored even though pretty much no one has ever sat in you because you’re kind of stiff and uncomfortable.  What can I say? You’re totally great looking!  You’ve also provided the cats with a lot of entertainment, as evidenced by the many, many claw marks all over you, thus the reason it’s time for you to go.  It’s truly the end of an era…if a couple of years can be considered an era.  Robot and Sancha will miss you terribly.

Best,

Ashley

But seriously…I have tried to find a replacement for my old red chair for a while now.  Not only is it clawed to hell, but it feels really bulky in the space.  I was looking for something smaller, with cleaner lines and an open frame to make the living room feel bigger and lighter.  I picked up my new chair this past weekend and the trusty Rose Bowl Flea Market.  It’s a Dansk rosewood armchair with a (clearly reupholstered) tweed seat and back, a Danish, midcentury piece.  The catch was that I couldn’t just swap it out, but instead had to rearrange the whole room a bit to find a good spot for it.  I’m not totally sure this works, but we’ll see how it goes!

And even though I swore I wouldn’t get any more framed needlepoint/crewel, I couldn’t help but grab this giant, stylized tree piece.  It was only $15!  Let me know what you think of the switched-up space!  I still need to find a solution to these hideous blinds….

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