It's been killing me to have been away from you StyleMutts for so long. Chelsea has been so great to hold down the fort here while Caleb and I have been moving. Moving out of our newlywed nest was not something we had planned really, but the reality was that rent was eating into our savings and therefore our marriage. So when our lease was up we started praying for a solution and boy did GOD SHOW UP. He led us to this sweetest hostess who has invited us to stay in her basement suite for the summer. And you guys, there is nothing basement-y about this suite. The living area alone is the size of our old place, The bedroom has a walk-in closet that could easily turn into a guestroom. The view overlooks a private lake. It's a dream and for sure the nicest place we will ever temporarily call home.
It certainly will be hard to leave at the end of the summer. Especially for Thor who has found his first love: Honey Bear, our hostess's 4 year old white lab. And guys... are they SMITTEN. Honey Bear will come to the door and ask if Thor can come out to play. They chase each other around the house for hours. They snuggle together on the couch. Sometimes they even make out (if licking each other's faces is dog for sucking face). Thor won't even eat in the mornings because he's too excited to see her. And if we're not home and he's moping through the cracked window, Honey Bear will curl up in the mulch bed below the window to keep him company in his isolation.
Does anyone know how to prep a pup for a broken heart at the end of summer puppy love?
Anywho - now that we're more-or-less settled, I have saved a big fat juicy reveal I've been saving: the next item on my Furniture Flip Bucket List.
I saw these chairs on Craigslist AGES ago and sat too long on them. No not physically, but by the time I decided to contact the seller, the post had evaporated. I thought he had sold them because who wouldn't snap them up right?!? So imagine my happy surprise when then reappeared a couple weeks later. He must've just forgotten to renew his post when it expired: sometimes you really do get second chances!
Now, when I got the chairs I was really torn. They looked so cool with their x-bases. Very Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair inspired - circa 1958. But the casters made them feel very conference room. So I did some research into their original manufacturers and found that Virco is an American-based company that has been producing furnishings for K-12 schools since 1950. Aha! Now it's all starting to make sense.
Ok so with this find, where do we stand with the Furniture Flip Bucket List? That's right! 3 down!
That's right! 3 down baby! So how do I get these boys out of the boardroom and back into the living room? Well... I traded in their more design-limiting swivel bases for more versatile tapered legs.
Nope, they didn't have to make a deal with Ursula to get these sexy new legs - just a simple hardware change.
I chose a warm stain for the legs to match the Mid-Century era and the cognac coloring of the leather.
And as my MCM MO, I had to pick tapered legs with brass feet.
The beauty of this handsome pair is they are so light-weight and easy to move around. Great for entertaining and comfy too!
What do you think? Could these babies be a "part of your world?"
Camel Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs
Now Available for Sale
$500 for the pair