I admit it, I’m a sucker for a settee. French settees in particular are amongst my favorites. I’ve got an amazing one at my kitchen table that I’ll probably never part with. Just a few months ago I snagged this one on Craigslist. It had two amazing chairs that I’ll be redoing for a client soon, but this little preppy guy was in bad need of a makeover. Here’s how I did it.
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, was a collector of chairs? Yes, it’s true. Just this past week I came across this tidbit of information while researching chair styles. I remember a few years ago hearing Nate Berkus confess that he was a chair hoarder. “So, I’m not the only one,” I thought. And now it turns out that Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon had an obsession with chairs, too. Continue reading “Thomas Jefferson, a.k.a. Chair Collector”
If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know I’ve been traveling for the last week. I love traveling and being away forces me do more relaxing. Here’s a few things I’ve learned… Continue reading “Three Things I Learned While Traveling”
What is it about grain sack chairs that appeals to many of us? Is it the feeling of past years gone by—perhaps a bit of nostalgia? Whatever it is, these chairs are more popular than ever. You wouldn’t believe the amount of people contacting me to customize grain sack chairs for their own homes. I’ve done dark frames and light ones with all sorts of color schemes. Continue reading “Loving Those Grain Sack Chairs”