Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Den Redesign: Upholstered Chair and Ottoman

I’m coming to you on this beautiful morning from the back patio, where it’s in the mid-70s and mostly shady, though the sun will hit any minute now and it will jump to 85 and sunny, causing me to flee inside to the air conditioning.  It was very cool (for May) here over the weekend, so we were able to break in our new firepit the other night.  It was a nice change from our usual evening routine, which mainly consists of watching tv together after dinner.

But onto the main topic of this post - the upholstered chair.  We bought this chair and matching ottoman at a furniture consignment store about five years ago, and it’s been in need of attention ever since.  It wasn’t in horrible condition – and it’s always been super comfortable – but it looked a little sad and needed some help.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Den Redesign: Linen Curtains with Hidden Tabs

Today I’m coming to you from a shaded table on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant downtown.   I've got a nice view of a fountain across the street and recent college graduates walking around in their black gowns, surrounded by family members.  It’s a nice change of pace from blogging on our new couch, which is really unproductive because it’s so comfortable it just makes me want to take a nap.  I really should get around to creating a new office space with a dedicated area for the computer soon.  But first, I must finish the den project, which brings us around to curtains.