Featured by One Kings Lane!

Hi friends! I've got some exciting news to end the week! Now, some of you have been following this blog for a couple years, others of you may have just stumbled on it recently. Regardless of how you found Chelsea's Garage or how long you've been checking in, it means a lot to me that you do - which is why I get so excited to share fun news with you! You are kindred spirits who enjoy creativity and have inspired me greatly.

It's such a pleasure to share with you that One Kings Lane featured the statement chair I wrote about in this post in their Home Decor article, DIY - Sitting in Style, which went live on their site this past Wednesday! Their design team selected me along with five other super creative DIY-ers, giving me the top honor!

When OKL reached out inviting me to write about my favorite statement chair to help them promote their new Home Decor Resource, I never imagined they would feature my project on their site! To have my little blog recognized by such an inspirational company as One Kings Lane is astounding to me, and I couldn't be more grateful to them for the encouragement they've expressed to the work I'm doing.

The featured chair:

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This news sure warmed up the frigid week and I'm already looking forward to another possible project with One Kings Lane coming up this Spring! 

I see 40s and 50s in the forecast for this weekend, so unless someone wants to claim this piece, (which I introduced in this post) as a custom order now....I'll be starting on it in French Linen, (by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint). :) Can't wait to show you once it's finished!

 *Nevermind - piece has been claimed! Stay tuned for it's awesome transformation - it'll knock your socks off!

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Have a great weekend!

~Chelsea

This post was originally published on Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.

Teaming up with One Kings Lane {How to shop and use accent chairs}

Hello! I'm Chelsea's favorite accent chair. That's right, number one. I'm big-time, baby!
What? You don't see anything special? Come take a closer look!

Just a little closer...

There! Just look at the grain of my faded, weathered wood. I was left outside for a long, long time before Chelsea found me, fixed my seat and brought me in. 

But, there's still more to me than meets the eye...

Hi guys! Today it is an awesome pleasure to help out some friends over at One Kings Lane!

(okay, so maybe I'm over-thinking this relationship) When they contacted me to ask for some help  introducing their new Home Decor Resource, (a useful tool for finding and using accent chairs), I was ecstatic! Not only have I been inspired by OKL for years now, they asked if I would feature my favorite accent chair in my home through using their Home Decor Resource. I love OKL and I love accent chairs; what an awesome project!

Since I tend to lean towards pieces that will give me the most function and versatility for my money, I've decided to share my favorite accent chair used in three completely different settings in our home: our living room, dining room, and master bedroom. Our home is not on the large side so it's important to me to find pieces that can hold more than one job and step up when needed here or there!

This solid wood armchair found on the side of the road is exactly the versatile piece I'm talking about! A chair with a removable seat that can be recovered is good as gold. Fabric does not have to be expensive, and when you only buy one yard at a time to recover a seat, it's a quick makeover that costs you less than $10 and 10 minutes of your time!

Invest in a staple gun and you can give your chair as many different looks as you'd like!

Living room

For our living room I covered the seat in a navy and gold plaid cotton fabric. The colors are warm, sophisticated and give the chair a cozy look for winter.

Paired with an appropriately proportioned lumbar pillow and tuffed ottoman, this simple armchair takes on a larger presence that invites you in to curl up with a warm drink and favorite read.

Accent chairs are wonderful pieces that can create a quiet little moment in a large and busy room. I love tucking them back a bit from the hustle and bustle of foot traffic.

Dining room

Over the holidays we tend to need extra seats around our dining table - but I hate the idea of buying a dozen dining chairs if I am only going to use 5 for the bulk of the year! So, my handy armchair steps in as head of the table when we need to borrow a few extra seats from around the house. What a great fit!

Master bedroom

With a quick fabric switch my favorite accent chair is nestled in my favorite spot in our bedroom. 

The fabric I chose for our bedroom is an ultra soft ivory chenille.

To learn more about finding just the right armchair, head over to One Kings Lane's Home Decor Resource! It's a wonderful tool for answering tricky placement questions, finding a chair from the right era appropriate to your home's decor, and browsing various styles. I think you will find it a helpful source for inspiration; I sure did!

And a huge thank you to One Kings Lane for inviting me to help them introduce their Home Decor Resource

Thanks for stopping by!

~Chelsea

This post was originally featured under Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.