One of the great things about being a vintage buyer and seller for a living is that sometimes I can buy something, keep it for awhile to see if it works for me, and sell it if it doesn’t. This weekend I headed out of town to pick up a couch and chair from an estate sale that I bought based on the pictures only. It looked like a great set, but appeared in the photos to be a royal blue, which is not a color I have in my house. No problem, I knew they would sell lickety-split. But when I arrived at the sale and saw the set, my heart stopped. Friends, they were not royal blue at all but a definite TURQUOISE! I immediately began turning my house around in my head, trying to think if there was some way I could work them into my decor. They were in perfect shape, a perfect color, and quite possibly too good to let go of! After a texted photo and quick phone consultation with Mr. Crafter, it was decided that the comfortable, practical, yet design-awkward IKEA sectional we have would be replaced with the turquoise mid century jaw dropper – at least on a trial basis.
Today I bought a cocktail ottoman off craigslist for the sake of comfort. I am a girl that needs to have her feet up to be comfy! It’s big – about the size of our coffee table, and is perfect. Or will be once I re-upholster it! I’m also going to grab a couple side tables out of my backstock as placeholders until I find the perfect ones. Another key to my comfort is a convenient place for my coffee or glass of wine and this couch doesn’t have the wide, table-like arms of the IKEA couch!
So, what do we think – does the furniture look at home?