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.
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….