Sunday, March 25, 2012

Old and Chippy

Hello everyone!

I hope you've been having a nice weekend.  Mine has been good and bad.  The bad is that I now have a sinus infection from my allergies and my husband is starting to suffer with them too.  But, since I'm not one to let that get me down, I decided some retail therapy was needed.  Doesn't that always make you feel better? 

I went shopping at a nearby antique mall and did not come home empty handed.  One of the items I found was this very old wooden chair with peeling, chippy paint. 


Isn't it the cutest thing?  I decided to put it in my foyer next to my chest.  I added a pillow to it (because all my chairs seem to have one).  Ha!



Here is a close-up of the paint.


See all that chippy goodness? 


I know that the pillow is a little big for the chair, but for now I'm enjoying that pattern in it.  I'm just going to have to break a rule on this one!  Ha!


In future posts, this week, I'll show you some more stuff I brought home with me.  I found some things that I love for my kitchen. Also, since I've been avoiding going outside (with the pollen) I've been rearranging vignettes in my home everywhere.  You know how it is when you bring something new home and then everything else suddenly needs to be changed.  So I'll be sharing all of that with y'all this week.  Stay tuned.......

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~




36 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great chair, Kelly! I always come home with something when I go to the local antique mart. Sometimes, retail therapy is just what you need!

d e l i g h t said...

That is one awesome chair with just the right amount of chippiness. Looks good in the foyer.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great chippy chair. Yes, the pillow is a bit big for it. I think it would be cute without it, but of course you are seeing it in person.

Melanie said...

Love the chair, great find!!
Share your pain with allergies and sinus infection, I am fighting one myself!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thank goodness I don't suffer with allergies anymore, I used to but when I had my first baby they dissappeared!
I love the chair in all it's chippiiness, looks great beside your chest, which I love! I went shopping yesterday and yes, sometimes you just need to do it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That chair is super cute Kelly and looks great in your entry! I'm not one for following the "rules" when it come to decorating. I feel if you like it then stick with it. Retail therapy is the best!!

bj said...

Love that ole chippy chair...and I like the pillow in it, too.
Sure hope you feel better soon.

I have a question so I will email you in a second.
xo bj

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Great chippy chair! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your goodies!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The chair is so cute, Kelly. It looks perfect there. I think your foyer/entry is one of my all time favourites now.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Oh, and I hope the sinus and allergy problems go away soon.

Jane said...

Nothing like a little ol' retail therapy to cure what ails you! Glad to see you decided to indulge. Great little chair! Jane

NanaDiana said...

What a neat old chair, Kelly! It would be great outside in a garden setting, too! Love it. Sorry you are suffering with allergies. My dd has them and they are miserable. xo Diana

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That basket on the wall is great!

Deserae said...

Your new chair is wonderful with all that chippy goodness :o) Can't wait to see what else you brought home!!!
~Des

Linda said...

Spring time allergies YUCK.
I hope you start to feel better soon.
Cute chippy chair.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

A trip to the antique shop can cure just about anything. Especially if you find something good and chippy! Perfect next to the wood dresser.

Cozy Little House said...

Decorating "rules" are meant to be broken.
Brenda

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Oh wow. Your whole foyer is looking just amazing. That chair is just the right touch. Love the little cross hanging off the dresser knob too.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Kelly,
I LOVE that chair!!~ With all of its chippy goodness! :)
I can't wait to see all of your other goodies that you picked up!
I'm so sorry that your suffering from allergies and a sinus infection! I know it can be so miserable. My family suffers from allergies too and this year seems to be the worst!
Hope you have a lovely week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the chair in the foyer~and the view into the dining room. You could always cut the pillow in half and have two lumbar style pillows! Sorry to hear about your allergies.

Debbiedoo's said...

CUTE chair Kelly! I don't see the pillow having a long life there...although great looking pillow too. Can't wait to see your changes. I will be doing some of that this week. I feel like I am settled now with my blog move and ready to move forward.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

PERFECTLY chippy!! love your entry, that chest is wonderful!!

chateau chic said...

Antique retail therapy is hard to beat! I love that chair next to your chest and the pillow looks great on it. I'll be checking back to see your other finds.
Mary Alice

Cindy said...

Sinus infections are the worst! Shopping sounds like a great way to get your mind off of feeling bad! Love your chair... love the pillow too, you rule breaker!
XO Cindy

Sandy said...

Love the chair, the color and the chippy paint! The pillow pattern looks great on that chair. I know you'll come up with a smaller version. Can't wait to see all the creative vignettes you will come up with. Hope you and your hubby will be feeling better soon. Sinus infections are miserable, but shopping therapy always makes me feel better!

Bliss said...

The chair is cute but I'm sort of admiring the little side piece. I love the warm color of the wood.

Bliss

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a pretty space, Kelly! Your new chair has the perfect chippy goodness! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Gail said...

Oh Kelly, I love your chippy chair and it looks great beside your chest in the foyer! I couldn't help but admire that large basket hanging on your wall....I love that!!! Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful day, Gail

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Not only do I have a thing for chairs but I have a thing for chippy too. Love that chair!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yes, that is a great old, chippy chair...looks fantastic in the foyer!

Pat said...

Your "new" chair is wonderful Kelly. I love it in your foyer.

Hines-Catch-Up said...

Love the chair...it has so much character!

Debby said...

I love the old chair with the pillow and the cabinet.
Just wondering though.....if the paint is chippy and possibly lead, can you seal it so that your little granddaughter will be safe. Asking this for my info as well.

Debby said...

Okay, you didn't know you had a granddaughter.....I saw your first comment and got mixed up....I thought I was commenting on Kathy's blog. I do have an excuse because I have some sort of virus..... Oh well,maybe this will make you laugh. I really did want to know if you had to worry about the paint.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! OH, what a darling chair and just perfect for your spot! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Adorable chair! And retail therapy is my favorite kind :)