I’ve been on the hunt for a new sofa for our den for quite some time now. I made two trips to Ikea to be ab-so-lute-ly sure about the Ektorp slipcovered sofa…one with a white slip and an additional khaki one to change things up. My son was going to pick it up with his truck and bring it home but for some reason I just couldn’t send him. Then on Monday I was out with a friend celebrating her birthday and we stopped in a high end antique gallery…this place is not your usual antique mall or flea market…you almost feel that you have to pay to go in! I never go in by myself but she likes to shop there so since it was HER birthday, in we went! Right away I saw this really pretty neutral sofa with beautiful lines and a price tag even I could live with. I had the cashier call the vendor and she agreed to discount it 15% which made it even more attractive. The next day hubby was going to check it out (i.e. lay down on it to see if he could stretch out) and we bought it! I couldn’t’ be happier. My main reason for not going with the white slipcovered one is that I would freak out every time someone sat on it I’d have to wash the slipcover…anal, I know, but that’s how I am.
Enough blabbing, here it is…
I know, totally different from a white slipcovered sofa but I love it! Nice neutral color, rolled arms, nail heads….you’re talking my language now! It has a chenille fabric that is so sofa and comfortable.
AAAAAND…while I was out shopping yesterday for MY birthday I found this gorgeous painted and distressed chest that I first planned on using in the guest room I’m working on. But once I got it home I did a switch-eroo and put it in the den and moved the chest that was in the den to the guest room.
The vendor told me this was a very old piece…I wish you could see it “in person” it is so pretty. And then the vendor came to my house and bought a piece of furniture from me that I was going to put on Craig's List so I came out ahead. I’ve bought several painted pieces from this vendor, she does amazing work.
This afternoon I’m working on painting a bookcase for the guest room. I’ve made my template for the headboard and hopefully will get that cut out this weekend. I might have to move into the guest room…it’s turning out so pretty, I can’t wait to share it with ya’ll.
Thank you for ALL of your wonderful birthday wishes, I had a wonderful day.