Getting the house Christmas-ified has awakened the decorating beast inside me this past month.
The plan this year was to set up the Christmas tree right in front of the huge picture window in the living room. It looked great in my mind before we set it up. Then when we actually got it up, it threw the whole feng-shui off for the entire room. I lived with it for as long as I could (3 days) then I told the Mr. it had to be moved. You want to see a man’s eyes roll so big they actually fall out of his head and roll down the street tell him the Christmas tree has to be moved to another spot in the room. It took another 3 days of pleading and begging before he gave in. I’ll spare you all the details but let’s just say it was an engineering feet to slide a fully lit and decorated tree 6 feet to the right. The Mr. was totally justified in that eye roll.
The tree looks great but it’s new spot made the chaise lounge look like a big gray elephant hanging out in the middle of the room. So to the basement it went and in came a pair of vintage Milo Baughman-esque chrome lounge chairs. Cue harps. Holy moly can we just have a moment of silence for these chairs. I have been eyeing them for MONTHS at a local mid century furniture store called the Green Ant.
I’ve been back to visit them 5 times.
I sat in them for an embarrassing amount of time in the store.
After dreaming about them forever they finally came home with me.
Similar chairs go for some serious cash on 1st Dibs.
I hit the lottery because I in no way paid even a fraction of what those babies are selling for.
I don’t love the camel velvet but it’s growing on me. They’re in great condition for being vintage so it will buy me some time until I’m ready to have them reupholstered.
Here’s how the rest of the living room has shaped up…
Throw back to last year…check my DIY tutorial for making arrow ornaments out of paint stir sticks: