It was probably spring break or some other school holiday because the kids were with us. We spotted a garage sale and pulled over to see what they had. They had the most adorable Frenchy looking chair from the 60s or 70s. The upholstery could only be described as electric blue.
I asked the man how much he wanted for it and he said it was free. We threw it in the back of the van. Vans are awesome garage sale vehicles. I covered it in a black and white toile and I loved it for about 10 years. Last fall, I decided that I would redo the cane.
Bill and I talked about it.
He went to the specialty woodworking store.
The guy at woodworking store said it would be too hard.
He gave us number for little old man that canes.
Little old man that canes would never answer his phone.
(Is he dead?)
Bill and Katie gave up and threw the now destroyed chair in the trash. :(
I couldn't look.
In hindsight, I probably could have caned that stinking chair. It couldn't have been that much harder than upholstering but Bill said go and pick out a new Frenchy chair.
I found this chair at a local consignment shop but there were two of them. He sold them separately which made me feel like I was separating twins but the other one had cane that it was splitting. No, no, no! Not again!
Our new Frenchy chair had awesome burgundy naugahyde.
It's a shame I am just not into burgundy naugahyde at the moment. I'd like to tell you that I ripped this baby apart and recovered it right away. Six months later...
I believe that the finish is pickled. You remember that don't you? Circa 1990.
Someone asked me what was in the terrarium.
I planted a little succulent garden but I've already lost one plant so I'm not sure the rest will survive.
Now they coordinate with the $8.00 cane chair on the other side of the room. Everything can be swapped around as we feel like it.
The recliner is the only piece that hasn't been updated.
It was a thrift store find that I found and recovered for Bill for Father's Day one year. It was just a beast to recover! I chose black so it would coordinate with everything and it's had a long run around here. Every once in a while it makes a crazy noise and we think it has finally bit the dust but no.
It's a Lazy Boy from the 80s and the quality is amazing.
There you have it, all you didn't want to know about our new Frenchy chair.
This is my last 4 day work week. Next week is only 2 1/2 days for me. I can't believe it will soon be summer!
Maybe I can talk Bill into getting us a hot tub.
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