Friday, September 23, 2011

Destruction Before Reconstruction: Reading Chair

I have always wanted a reading chair in our room for time to study the bible, or just some quiet time.  I knew when I was going to redo our bedroom that this was a priority for me (yes, another priority)

I got this wicker chair from a moving sale for $20, 2 years ago.  Since then it has been sitting on the back porch.  I loved it on the back porch, but I ended up redoing that over the summer and needed a place to put the chair…..perfect timing, wouldn’t you say?DSC05632-3
Here is the chair after the first coat of primer.  Ultimately, I ended up using two coats of primer, and 2 coats of white paint.
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I was going to redo the seat cushion cover, but it magically matched the accent colors in the bedding, so I skipped making a new cover and just washed it instead to get all of the outside-ness off of it.  For when I’m snuggled up with a delicious book, I added an afghan to the back of the chair, and the lovely purple pillow that I mentioned to y’all a couple months ago.

Remember on Monday, I showed you my closet?  (Praise the Lord that is still clean!)  Well, when it was all clean-up, and I could finally see the floor again, I moved my large jewelry box into the closet, and placed my reading chair where my jewelry box  had been. 

Here is our new reading chairDSC05713-3

This chair has been great for reading, but I think Tomlin gets the most use out of the chair.  She likes to sit here and watch me get ready in the morning :-)DSC05736-2

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

What a perfect change! I love the crisp color of it! Looks brand new, actually! Great job!

Joy said...

Tomlin — Auntie Joy thinks you MAKE that chair adorable!! Now, mom, cover her up with a blanket! =)

Jamie said...

Cute. Seriously it looks SO classy and beachy! And puppy friendly, apparently.

Tammy said...

Love it! We are lacking a nice cozy chair in our room too! Great idea and it looks wonderful. I have a special chair in m,y living room where I like to read my Bible.:) I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon:)

Morgan said...

I'm loving all your updates. Can't wait to see it all together!

DaisyGirl said...

Very nice job! When we're in a home that has the space, I've always said I want a reading nook!

Take care!!

Crystal said...

I love it Darby! I am definitely inspired! Makes me realize I need a reading chair in the bedroom to read the Bible! The transformation looks so crisp and classy! {I am just loving that picture of Tomlin, too!:)}

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Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great makeover! Looks cozy!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Aww your puppy in so stink'n cute! And I love everything about this chair, it's such a great transformation. :)

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