I’ll be honest…
I am quite familiar with the decorating storms and how they begin
and I can’t even stop when they start.
I have noticed that sometimes those storms start
because there is a piece that you have been shuffling around
that just hasn’t been 100% right anywhere yet.
It talked to you when you found it but you knew you overlooked some stuff.
Like maybe the size or the scale. Things that you really can’t change but that you hoped you would just get over.
Because you didn’t want to wait another who knows how many years
trying to finish that room with that one. piece.
So you brought it home
But you knew immediately that it wasn’t the one and the search was not over.
So you shuffled it from here to there to see where you could make it work
And the thunder started grumbling in the background.
I am all about the thrill of the hunt and finding those vintage treasures.
But sometimes you have something in mind that is so specific that it needs to fit to a T.
And maybe you just want that piece sooner rather than later. #impatient
So instead of scouring flea markets for the next who knows how many years-
you find something that is the next best thing to an antique.
An amazing reproduction.
chippy old paint
I wanted something that fit all those requirements and knocked my socks off.
and flea markets
and I found some things that were nice…
but they weren’t the one.
I found things similar… but not quite right
and the prices were not low enough to make me overlook.
I have learned to almost always listen to that ‘I don’t know…
and take a step back before taking the plunge.
And just waiting until something perfect comes along.
From the shabby paint with the chippy finish to the gilded edges
would fit in my office like a glove.
And no tinkering, painting, re-doing required= a bonus for sure.
It had the look I loved. It was the right size- not too big and cumbersome
like a lot of furniture of today.
And it came with a baby sister.
One that had little gilded edges and carvings and charm…
No thunder rumbling with this one.
It is a perfect little piece nearly everywhere I have tried it.
The only problem I am having right now
is deciding where to leave it.
For those who have emailed asking where to find the pieces I used in my office
they are made by Hooker Furniture.
I have seen them listed many times on Joss & Main (for amazing prices)
and you can find them on Wayfair as well as going directly through
Hooker Furniture to find a local retailer.
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