When you almost double the size of your home you might say that more seating is of the essence. I didn't really appreciate this until we moved in to our new home in Florida and could barely seat our own family at the dinner table, let alone guests. I also needed seating at a new art center we made (more on that later) and for Olivia's room, at the desk I bought in Texas right before we moved so Man could wonder why we were doing such a thing when we had to move ourselves.
I knew how I wanted to do this. I thought it would be easy. It has not been easy. I was simply going to go to Goodwill and purchase an eclectic group of chairs and have Man paint them and finish them to my liking. Have I mentioned he is good with a can of spray paint? I will
rent loan him out to you when he is done here.
So, considering I had my family stopping at every place that resembled a thrift store for weeks on end, you can imagine my excitement when I found not one but 2!!! chairs in the same week. Of course he looks them over and and thinks man type thoughts but I saw b.e.a.u.t.y through and through. Then I was so excited that I brought Mama Miranda over (A.K.A the best neighbor ever) to show her. She takes one look at it and says, "Hey that is a restaurant chair." Hmmm. She was right (I love an honest woman!). Now I had to worry about putting a restaurant chair at my daughter's desk and if people thought I had lost my mind when they saw it. This called for a major makeover! After I spent
six 2 sleepless nights worried about the colors and fabric and sturdiness (thanks Man) I made.up.my.mind. I took myself to Lowes with my three crazy kids and bought the supplies. I parked my supplies on Man's workbench with instructions to which he might have wanted to tell me to do it myself. Lots of taping and waiting was required. ;) I have to say, it was worth the effort and wait.
So, without further ado....
I love this. It might be my favorite spot in the house...
And I always love these types of photos....
You can use it to study or read or eat....any way you use it, it was a steal that can't be beat!
Don't you love a rhyme? I am full of myself over this. Can't you tell?