1.06.2014

My Roadside Find Reading Chair

Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair

I've wanted a reading nook for years, and now, my friends, I have one! And the centerpiece of my bedroom reading nook is a chair that I found on the side of the road, loaded into my dad's truck, and gave a good makeover. Yup. Read on to see what this guy looked like before and a few more shots of my beloved nook.

Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair

There she is, in all her sexy, roadside condition glory -- sans cushions. I've never been much for antiquing before we moved back to Nashville. I don't know if it's living in an older house or the pictures that the previous owners left behind giving us a peek into some of the history of the house, but there's just something fun about knowing the history of older things. If you're interested in such things as well, One Kings Lane now has a pretty nifty home decor resource guide. I find the history of some of this stuff pretty fascinating, so I was happy to take a look around when the folks at One Kings Lane asked me to give it a try. Even after scouring their resources, who knows what style this chair would be considered?! Maybe some 1970s bastardization of Tudor (which would be fitting for our Tudor revival house) and American Country. Either way, there's some great info here.

After giving the chair a serious disinfecting (just in case), I gave it about a bazillion coats of black spraypaint (and honestly, it's still not terribly even), and made some new cushions with foam and this Tommy Bahama palm fabric to go with the other greens in the bedroom. The lumbar pillow is made with this Waverly fabric.

Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair
Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair
Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair
Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair
Fabric Paper Glue | My Dumpster Dive Chair

I'm loving the nook! I've spent hours working here already, and it's one of Pete's favorite sleeping spots. I'm considering doing something with those white walls, but that's a project for another day...

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6 comments:

  1. wow! the black makes it so modern! i probably would have left it behind, not seeing its true potential. seriously, looks great especially with the palm fabric cushions. well done!

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  2. Can you sit cross-legged in it? That would be my ideal comfy chair. :)

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  3. LOVE! The colors and style. Nice work

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  4. That chair is *amazing* - and your renovation of it is stunning! I only dream of a nook this lovely! :)

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