I damn well better...
After my numerous posts about Younghouselove.com (and yes, there will always be more posts about them..they are awesome), I've finally gotten myself a YHL worth project! Andy and I have been entering the antique mall world lately in search of awesome and CHEAP finds. We started this on our way home from Steamboat and managed to find just a couple funky horse hooks (I'll post pics of those soon). I did fall in love with a "gossip chair" at an antique mall in Nebraska but due to some serious luggage, we couldn't fit it in. Fast forward a couple weeks and we've hit up a couple more stops closer to home. We found a handful of things in Gurnee including a copper lidded box, a bronze Irish Setter doorstop, and a couple smaller items. The Irish Setter doorstop has found a resting place on my bookshelf for the moment but I have visions of painting it a glossy navy blue in the future...we'll see.
This past weekend we drove up to Kenosha and found a really great place that had a TON of stuff for SUPER cheap. We drove home with a cool retro cocktail glass/tray set, a holy water thingy (sorry for my lack of correct terms), and A GOSSIP CHAIR!!! Yup, that's right folks, I found myself a gossip chair in need of a little YHL love!
This isn't the actual chair but it's pretty much exactly the same. Mine is the same design with just slightly darker wood and a pretty ugly floral fabric on the seat. From just first glance, I think the original seat is underneath and I'm pretty sure it's a vinyl similar to the one seen here. The one pictured was listed online for $95. The one I got was a pretty $48!! I've started the search for some fabric to cover the seat and I've decided I'm leaning toward something along these lines:
I'm most interested in the green but I'm not 100% sold. I'm also planning on re-staining the chair to a nice dark brown which will match the rest of the furniture.
I promise I'll post pictures of the before and after (and the rest of my booty) as soon as I can!! Try not to get too excited!