Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quick Chair Changeout & A Big Thank You!

Welcome to the "sitting area" of my master bedroom! We have been so blessed in this house to have a bedroom that allowed for a sitting area, and also blessed because it was nearly FREE to pull together!! :)

We have a Nantucket B&B feel to our bedroom, and I really wanted a chaise for this area. But the budget wouldn't allow for any new furniture (nor window treatments for our 5 windows in here!), so I got creative by using what I already had!!

I used a FREE wing chair paired with a FREE ottoman!

The wing chair we got from Hubby's old company when they were going to throw it out for a newer model, and they offered it to us first!! Yee-haw! :) And the ottoman came free from my sister with the matching free chair and couch that are now slipcovered in my sunroom here.

A couple of white slipcovers on the furniture, and I was good to go! :)

But wait.......those slipcovers don't match, do they?? ;)

Nope!....They work together because they are both white. But the ottoman slipcover matches the sunroom slipcover set (so I can use them all together in another house/another room someday). And the wing chair slipcover is actually our old matelesse bedspread!

I just draped, tucked, and safety pinned it on!

It covers up the old slipcover I had on there! I tried to bleach this tan slipcover white, but it wouldn't work! Just came out extra fresh and clean! :)

Behind Door #3........the ugly old blue of the chair!

See how I just safety pinned the back together? No one goes into that little corner, so there was no need to be perfect about it! :) So what if it doesn't even cover the whole back?!!

Add a pillow I had from HomeGoods, and a cute antique cabinet filled with treasures, starfish, and a picture of us on our honeymoon from years ago, and there you have it!

A Quick Chair Changeout!!!

I'd also like to say a BIG
Thank You!!!

I am so thankful to hear from so many of you that you enjoy my blog! I was also so happy to hear from some first time commenters as well....It's so nice to meet you!! :)

I want you to know that I read each and every comment carefully, and I am very thankful for the feedback! I hear you loud and clear, dear friends! :)

I'm going to watch the colored fonts, I honestly had no idea that it would be hard to read for some of you! Since the colors show up great on my computer I just assumed that everyone could see them easily. But I appreciate the heads up, and I'll try to not use them as much anymore! :) ( it ALL colors that are hard? several of you mentioned the about the blue?? let me know!)

I also heard that you like my posts in general, especially the decorating and project posts. You also like low cost ideas and Creating a Welcoming Home!
I am planning to keep my post topics about the same as now, but I am going to try to keep them less wordy (after today -- LOL!!!) than before, and use more pictures!

Now, don't you worry....The Blessed Nest isn't going "big time" (I am a small town girl after all!) and going to make crazy changes leaving you wondering what happened!! :) I just have been thinking about some small things that could improve the "visits" I get to have with y'all!!!

I just want to say, THANK YOU!! Your comments and opinions mean a lot! :)


Shell in your Pocket said...

So pretty.
sandy toe

Bobbi said...

I love're adding to my idea bank for our room...hmmmm...Here's a question or idea for a blog...where do you find these cute antique little shelves, like the one behind your chair here? Did you make it blue...was it that way?? Are these boocoo bucks items?

Heather said...

Love how you use what you have!
Great idea!!

Dawn said...

Very pretty! I had forgotten about your sunroom. It's such a pretty room!

I also love the blue cabinet behind the chair. Can you tell us more about it?

Stacey said...

Your blog is great! I can't wait to see what you have planned. :)

Your chair is great too.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You are just plain awesome! :) I love today's post. That chair looks so neat and I never would have known it was a bedspread slipcover! Gives me hope for some chairs I am set to "inherit" someday.... :)

Kim said...

Stacey, you are truly one of my favorite blogs. Just a sweet soul. I enjoy every one of your posts and it means alot to know that you appreciate that. I feel the same way about my blog. Have a great day! Kim

Katy said...

Looks nice. I love sitting areas.

Little Lovables said...

I love what you did in your little nook!

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Your blog is wonderful. Whether you change things or not, you won't be able to get rid of me! I love visiting you.

The chair looks wonderful! Such a great corner for relaxing and reading.

Free Art Printables said...

It looks great! I love the blue cabinet too!Jen

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Perfect solution! Looks so cozy!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty! I love white furniture - it just always looks so fresh. I like that you re-used a piece you had (free is always good)!


Wendy said...

Love your chair...I have always wanted a matelasse slipcover!