Thursday, December 01, 2011

Love at First Sight - Farmhouse Friday #17

These chairs were among our finds during our trip to North Carolina a couple months ago.  I love love love them!
For me, the soft aqua paint on the frames mixed with the vintage tapestry fabric are the perfect combination to create a fresh vintage look. 

I didn't have any of our paint chips, or a fireplace tile with me during our trip, but I knew that they would be perfect for the farmhouse....I just knew it.  Do you do that too?  See something and just know it will be perfect?!
I was so sure they would work that I had a sold sticker on these babies within 2 minutes of spotting them.  (Please forgive the cell phone quality of these pics.)

Although I must confess I wasn't at much risk of losing them, these poor gems had been marked down and shoved to the back of an upholstery/fabric shop.  It's as if they were waiting there for me to find them.
If you've been to my Shoppe, then you already know that I love white and neutrals.  But, I've been craving color lately.  Any other white furniture lovers feeling that? 


As for the color of my new vintage funky little chairs.....well just take a look at them in their new home. 
They look as if they were designed specifically for those 120 year old fireplace tiles!

And look how they pull that blue ceiling right down into the room.

My chair love prompted me to get out the sewing machine and create a little something for these gems.  More to come on that.
As our close friends know, we are much further along on the farmhouse than I've shown you just yet......but I'm trying to catch up here on the blog. 

Hope I'm not boring you with this "show it to you as we go" room reveal.  Thought I'd try something different....I like getting to share the details, and especially like hearing your thoughts as we go along.

So tell me, are you sharing in my chair love?

Okay, up next.....a chandie!
P.S.  It's First Monday weekend, the Shoppe is open until Sunday!  Come see us!

Link up below and share some farmhouse love!  I'm also sharing over at Common Ground!


31 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love your farmhouse posts and love the chairs, what a find!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

those chairs are beyond gorgeous! thank you for hosting!

Faded Charm said...

Those chairs do look like they were menat for this very spot:-)

Keep the photos coming.

xoxo
Kathleen

martinealison said...

Vos fauteuils s'appellent pour nous des "bergères à oreilles" qui sont base Louis XVI avec un peu de transition Louis XV dans l'arrondi du haut du dossier. Je les trouve très jolis. Ils auront trouvé parfaitement leur place chez vous...
Gros bisous

Kristen said...

I think they are beautiful. I love them.

Please do share as you go. I find you so inspiring !

SueAnn said...

Oh my! I love those chairs!!!!! And you were right...perfect!!
Yes I have done that too!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

I love that we're getting to see the room built up to beauty from the beginning...so cool!

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

LOVE those chairs... pitter-pat! : )

Jacque said...

Good Morning LaurieAnna,

Those chairs were waiting on you to rescue them! They are absolutely PERFECT for your farmhouse..great find!

A dose of color makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it??

Thanks for sharing with us.

Lori said...

They were just waiting for you. The color match is uncanny. I love color yes!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Are you kidding me? Boring us? You have an incredible eye, and I'm just drinking it all in...

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful find. I agree they are perfect for that spot. Must have been your lucky day!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your tapestry chairs! The aqua accent really brings the chairs out and the tile in the fireplace too. I love the feel of farm house design. I'm like you, though, I'm beginning to prefer some color in it too.

Kelly said...

Those chairs are amazing!! I love how vintage and different they are. They fit that room perfectly. They have so much personality. Can't wait to see what you're making for them and how the rest of the room will end up.

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Simply love them! Turquoise and soft blue colors are one of my favorites, Thanks for sharing all your treasure finds and please don't stop :)


although my house is not a Farm house I really love the prairie style and little by little I'm in the process to making it mine too :)

Deserae said...

The chairs could not be any more perfect! They are so gorgeous and look beautiful paired in front of the fireplace. Can't wait to see more of the farmhouse!!!!!!
~Des

Cass @ That Old House said...

The chairs are gorgeous! Isn't it amazing that they waited for YOU, that no one snatched them up first?

Lucky find!
Cass

AshTreeCottage said...

Yes indeed LaurieAnna ~ I love them! Thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These chairs are Heavenly!! I love seeing your progress, you all are living my dream! just linked up, xoxo

trash talk said...

L.A.,
As a lover of the color wheel, these are fantastic...mad, glorious color!
Deb

Jude Butterfly said...

Perfect! I can feel your excitement in the post. I think they are beautiful as well. Good for you!!!~~~~>:<

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I love these chairs - very fun and unexpected (whimsical color with traditional chair). I can't wait to see what you add next! Thanks for hosting.

stefanie said...

they are perfect!!!! and those ceilings!!! LOVE!!!!!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thank you LaurieAnna! Hope you're having a terrific weekend!

Hope Filled Living said...

Great chairs! I would have run to them!!!! I have a little shop called, The Ivy Cottage" and it wants to be like your shop when it grows up!
Hugs,
Mary

Lori Lucas said...

Clearly, those chairs were meant for you! I wish they had been meant for me though!!! Ha! Lori Lucas

Samantha said...

I love the "show it to you as we go." Those chairs are perfect!

A Cottage Muse said...

I really appreciate the way you are posting about your farmhouse step by step! These chairs are amazing and so glad they found the perfect new home!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I absolutely love those chairs! I'm like you, sometimes I spot something that I know will be a perfect fit. The blue trim pulls out the blue in the fireplace tiles and match so well!
Those chairs look like they are old...I love the chippy type paint and the vintage style fabric. So glad you found them
I think the idea of doing little room reveals is a wonderful idea. Little tidbits helps us to see how the rooms come together.

Gracefully Vintage said...

LaurieAnna, I LOVE LOVE them and they are absalutely Perfect for your home at look stunning just as they are in the spot you have them..
What A Great Find..SO Jealous..
Karryann

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

The chairs are really pretty. Love them! Thanks for hosting.