Tuesday, January 15, 2008

... ggoood grief!

.... Tuesday already! Sheeesh....how the time flies when a person is having fun...or not. Let's face it.... it just flies.

Thanks to the new commenters during de-lurking week...that was fun. Saw those little signs on plenty of blogs.

Even though the bathroom is functional and pretty much finished, there are just a few little things that need doing...so... final grout cleansing and sealing in a few areas... some paint touch ups... we won't build the side cabinet for awhile either... other things on the go.
But, we are certainly enjoying the fruits of our labours...... ahhhhhhhh ...........










Finally took down the Christmas tree on Saturday.... always a bit of a disappointment for me... I love looking at my tree....and it does leave such a barren looking area.

Well, in reality, we have always had a fairly large bit of space on that side of the living room. We had planned to put another chair or even perhaps two in the area. We have looked at everything from a beautiful fabric chair to leathers.. to an upholstered bench... just were not serious enough about size, style etc. ..so left the area and kept moving an extra coffee table in and out of that space .... and filling it with many beautifully framed photos. Til now...

"Somebody" decided the gaping space needed to be filled.

He took me shopping. My back was killing me after about the 7th store.. ...oh, forgot to say, but I am sure you knew....furniture store.

Back to the first...which was Lazy Boy....and we bought something. Of course, even though he was not trying to be a furniture snob this time.... it was still the most expensive one there....on sale...and I asked for more off as well...which the guy obliged...to the tune of another $175 off.... Greg said he was kind of disappointed that I did not even play devil’s advocate this time. I didn’t balk or anything. Why bother? It is a nice thing.... we did need one.... or two smaller ones..... and it will fill up our front room now....with a plant behind it and a new floor lamp and a little table beside it..

Oh, yeah..the thing? A recliner. Something I said I would never have in my house. I have always pretty much hated them. But..I have to agree...this one is nice and it fits with our scheme pretty well......

We are picking it up in the van as delivery charge is $50!!!!! Forget that. It would negate my dickering for a better deal.! They can hoist it into the van...and I ....or somebody.... can help lift it into the house. Apparently the backs come off to make that easier.
















Meet Studley...

our new "old" looking guy..... he fits in beautifully with our other furnishings. Ours is a more or less eclectic style..with what I like to call a nod in the direction of British East Indian influence...













I am now shopping for a much larger palm type plant ... the one in the pic is just for "imagine-eering".

And... some interesting piece for balancing the left side of the chair....

10 comments:

C.C. said...

Beautiful chair! That's a great choice if you're not crazy about recliners. Looks very cozy. Show us how it looks with the plant, table and...what was the other thing, hold on while I go back and check...floor lamp!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhh, Studley is very handsome indeed. And I'm sure that he's comfortable! LOL!

MightyMom said...

lovely! we have a lazyboy that is 20 or so years old and the best seat in the house! also, if he breaks he gets fixed for free...forever!

I'd put a tall frondy plant behind him like a plam ish or fern and a spindle legged table beside him to hold your drink and book with a peacelily in front/under.

but that's just me ya know.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Studley is quite fabulous..and we feel relaxed just looking at the comfortable seat and luxurious bath waterfall...mmmm...!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Linda Fleming said...

Love the chair! But isn't shopping a pain? And look at you two being so productive and working on your house! I just can't get myself energized to start back in after the break over the holidays.

The Hunter's Wife said...

The chair looks nice and comfy and seems to fit well.

Editor said...

thanks for stopping by, good luck with those ferocious bears.
Rex

Pauline said...

Gosh that looks comfy, I would have to develop a knack of sewing bears in full recline position if I had one. Lovely chair.

Warm wishes
Pauline

BumbleVee said...

hey... a bear sewing chair... alright! good thinking Pauline!


didn't get a chance to look at anything else yet... today it was tidy the curio cabinet day. Yikes! what a job!

I keep walking past and running my hand over the butter soft leather... I think I am in love with Studley....

Susan said...

What a great looking chair. Thanks for coming "to see" me. And thanks for the Christmas tree validation. :-)