One of the reasons I love fall so much is because it’s time to harvest hydrangeas once again. We have two fairly big bushes, so we’re never at a loss for new stock. Except if you leave them on the bush a little too long after they get crispy… whoops! I lost one good batch from the back yard, but I still won the race from the one in the front.
I’ve written a post on how to harvest and dry hydrangeas HERE if you’re interested.
Anyway, I wanted to make a simple arrangement of some sort in between two chairs upstairs, so I fiddled around with some different ideas in my photo studio. The little cranberry pots are from the “dream house garage sale” so I was rather anxious to try something with them.
And as always, everything gets feline inspected before I get the go ahead. Nearly EVERY cat shot I get is slightly blurred. I do not have a handle on shutter speed yet it seems.
“All checks out ok here. You may proceed.”
Thanks Mr. Lake, I’m on it! And thanks for staying still for 2.75 seconds.
There was a reason I grabbed the aqua mason jars and the cranberry clay pots.
We were in bad need of a secondary upstairs chair. I deconstructed ours awhile back and.. well, it was one of those failed attempts. I always had to avoid taking pictures where the chairs sit because of the big fail. Annoying. But I could never find a nice comfy chair with a high back (my neck likes those type) that I liked.
And then I found this guy at the thrift. I actually kind of whined when I saw it. I was ok with the colour, but didn’t love the chair as a whole, but man was it comfy! Darn it anyway. The price was right, the upholstery was perfect, and it was squeaky clean so I knew it would do for now until I could figure out another plan for it or just get another one. It’s Survivor season by golly and we needed a good sit NOW.
And once I scooched (scootched? sckootched? I give up. spell check wants me to say scotched. Is that even a word?!) it into the house, it was meh. I felt a need to do a little something to calm the conservative look down.
I just found a couple of coffee bean burlap sacks, folded them along the edges and tucked them into place on both chair backs. That’s (kinda) better! For now.
Not a bad match!
Even the little cranberry chair got hit. For now.
And there’s the little vignette to the right. Two old stacked radios, a few jars, hydrangeas, one of the cranberry pots and called it done.
So! These two wing chairs? They are both in PERFECT condition. Not a flaw in the upholstery. So know what I’m debating on?
Painting them. But I’m a little afraid… I don’t love the idea of sitting on dried paint. Is it crunchy when you do? Does it ever crack and come off? What paint should I use?
Or I could slipcover them. But… that would entail finding my sewing machine pedal. Not sure I’m up for that. I like the excuse of a lost pedal just fine. Maybe hire someone.. now we’re talkin’!
Or I could just get them upholstered in some funky way. But I didn’t want to spend a ton on two chairs I don’t really love. And then watch me find two I really DO love after I go through all that. Right.
Until then, we are ready for Survivor! All that’s left is the cat stamp of approval.
So I’m curious! What would you try with these two chairs?