We are in the planning stages of creating a home office space. I had originally planned on making an office space in the basement and I did create a desk space that I love which you can see here. BUT it is in the basement and I am just going to say it…that basement scares me to the point that I will not go down there unless someone else is with me. If I am forced to go downstairs by myself, I reach my hand around the corner to turn the light on before I even start down the steps. Then I get what I need and run as fast as I can back up the stairs and shut the door. I consider it my aerobic workout for the day. In all seriousness, it is a nice space but it is too dark for me. The boys like to hang out with their friends and play pool and watch movies. So for now, we will just leave it as the man cave!
I admit I am not one that goes on the hunt for fabulous furniture finds with all the knowledge I may need. When I do go on the hunt, I don’t even know what I am looking for until I find it. Well, that is about to end. I am sure you all have heard of One Kings Lane. It is an online marketplace that has great collections of designer and vintage items that are listed daily. If you haven’t checked them out you really should! Not only is it an online marketplace but they also have a blog and a fabulous Home Decor Resource which they have asked us to help introduce it to you.
Check out one of my chairs that I have had for years and did not know anything about it. I like it because it is unique. By going to the Home Decor Resource Guide by One Kings Lane I learned that my chair is the same style as a Wainscot Chair.
I love all the detail on the back and the arms of the chair.
I love the versatility of chairs. All of my chairs I am sharing today are accent chairs. I like using them when I have dead space in an area plus they can always be pulled to the table for extra seating.
The next chair I am sharing is in the Queen Anne Style. The Queen Anne Style usually have carved motifs of shells, sunbursts or acanthus leaves. They also have cabriole legs.
The last chair I am sharing is a William and Mary Style Chair. I have shared this on the blog which you can find here.
If you haven’t already checked out the Home Decor Resource Guide from One Kings Lane yet you really should. Next time I am out shopping for my vintage finds I will be sure to use the Home Decor Resource Guide to know what I am buying!
- One Kings Lane ROUNDUP of Vintage Home Finds (zuburbia.com)
When I bought two new chairs for the kitchen table I carried the old ones upstairs and put them in the closet. They have been in that closet for 8 long months… Waiting and waiting to be revamped. I reupholstered the other four that I use in the kitchen at the Island home but for some reason I just didn’t have it in me to complete the final two. I was dreading pulling out the nailhead trim. It is so time consuming but I have to say this time around it didn’t take that long at all. Maybe that is because I snuck outside and I wasn’t disturbed by the boys needing one thing or another. Plus it was a gorgeous day. So here is the finished kitchen chair.
I think she turned out just perfect. This is exactly what I was wanting to do but it just took awhile to get started.
Finally, back at the Island Home. I have been looking around at a few of my favorite things and thought I would share them with you.
I found this lovely Nautical tray at a consignment shop. I am going to use it as top for a small end table in the loft/attic room. I have already attached it to a milk can. (Yes, another milk can!) When it’s completely revamped I will post a picture.
I also found this metal basket at a consignment shop. I have it in the kitchen under the china cabinet. I love it.
I bought this wicker chair a couple years ago at the same place I bought the desk and vanity that I showed you here. I bought two of them and they are so comfortable. Especially sitting on the screened in porch watching the sunset. The porch pillow I bought at Coco & Co. in St. Michaels. You can find their website here. I love, love, love that shop. If you are ever near St. Michaels you should definitely stop in and check it out!
I found this basket/egg carrier on one of my day trips on the Island. It is just one of those I had to have. I keep it on top of my china cabinet that you can find here.
I found this vintage Canada Dry bottle opener when we were in Maine and I knew that I would put it in the the kitchen at the Island Home. I want to make or find a small tin/metal box to place below it to catch the bottle caps. It reminds me of drinking cherry cream soda with my brother when were were with my dad.
I added some pictures under the glass and this is the chair that I showed you here.
I dragged my boys with me today to drop some clothes off at Goodwill and of course I had to shop while I was there. I found this chair for $5 that’s right $5. I knew that it would look good with my new desk that I found and showed you here.
I used my hand sander to rough up this $5 find. I primed it with Rust-Oleum primer and painters touch in flat white. I finished it off with Ace premium light gray gloss. I think it will look great with my new/old desk!