Good morning, everyone, how have you been? I have to tell you it felt a little weird taking the week off from the blog. You know when you feel like you’re forgetting to do something but don’t know what it is? That’s kind of how I felt all week. I guess it’ll take a little time to get used to this new schedule after having blogged every day for over 4 years.
Anyway, I’m so excited to show you my new leopard chairs! I can’t tell you how much I love these. They may be my new favorite thing in the entire house. And I have the most ridiculous story about how they came to be.
You see, I’ve wanted some leopard chairs FOREVER. I mean like for so long that I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want some. I’ve also wanted a pair of Parsons chairs for a very long time – not as long as leopard ones but still quite a while. So when I finally got my hands on some Parsons chairs, it took me all of a minute to decide they would also be my leopard chairs.
Now how I came into the chairs in the first place is the crazy part. A while back, I had to take my car into the shop for some repairs. I filled out the paperwork at the reception desk and then was told to have a seat in the waiting area. So I turn to go sit and what do I see? A pair of Parsons chairs! In the waiting room! I was all over it. To make a long story short, the owner was called, I explained my crazy self, we struck a deal and I brought these babies home.
Insane, right? I mean, who goes out to get a car repaired and comes home with chairs?! Um, me, apparently. In all the excitement I forgot to take a good before photo but here is one of them getting stripped at the upholsterer. You can see they were a mauve color.
As for the fabric, I must have ordered and looked at dozens of samples of leopard fabric but they were either the wrong color, wrong texture or just downright awful. I ended up going with the popular Jamil Natural which you see used a lot and now I understand why. It’s no Scalamandre (far from it) but in this price range, it’s a good one. If you’re interested, I happened to find this source which sells it for 20-30% less than everywhere else.
So I finally have leopard and Parsons chairs. All is right with the world.
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)