Do you know when you find something that speaks quietly to you?
It doesn't shout.
It doesn't demand your attention with vibrant colors, patterns or it's size.
It speaks softly. Almost in a whisper.
A piece that is quiet in it's presence.
This is one of those pieces.
We happened upon it at a flea market
An old forgotten chair frame quietly sitting for sale.
waiting for someone to see it's potential... or appreciate it's quiet beauty
It was just a naked chair frame
There was no fancy jewel colored fabric or ornate trim
Just an old frame marred by tack holes and unfinished carved edges
where the fabric had once been.
It appeared to have had the finish stripped off at some point which
left a white chalky residue that had crept into the crevices of the wood and became part of the finish.
The back was very detailed- with open carvings of flowers and vines
& the legs were gracefully curved and smooth.
Even though it was just a frame
there was something about it that I just fell in love with.
So when the seller said '$15' ~ it came home with me.
I thought I would reupholster it and repair it to bring it back to what it once may have looked like.
But the more that naked chair frame sat in the corner of the room
the more I appreciated it's quiet beauty and decided to leave it as it was found.
Simply wearing it's elegant carvings
and nothing else.
I set an old silver tray in the seat and covered it with a ruffly slip.
I love the play of the chalky wood frame with the pale silvery blue
and the vibrant bouquet of fresh cut flowers.
You can usually find it sitting in the little guest cottage bathroom
holding a fresh basket of flowers or a stack of towels.
Simple and beautiful.
I've been thinking about my blog, design consults, projects, etc...
There are so many things I am trying to work on and directions I am going in all at the same time.
I think I really need a couple more 'me's to get it all done
I think I need a part time helper...or maybe five.
I don't pay very well and am a major perfectionist but I am a lot of fun
(well, most of the time!)
Seriously, I have some great projects coming up to share
and am already lining up quite a few more too.
Though with the lazy days of Summer- who knows when they will get done!
Some good news on the latest project front~
We are FINALLY wrapping up that project that has been eating up so much
time over here and I will be sharing it next week!
See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!