I am unofficially crowning myself Philadelphia’s craigslist champion of the week. I’m not trying to gloat, but it feels good to be a winner. In the past 5 days I successfully completed the furniture purchasing for my apartment. You hear that World? No more personal furniture shopping for Naomi. I’m done. I feel ready to settle down and begin a long term relationship with all my furniture. Ok, truthfully, if I stumble upon the perfect petite end table, I’ll probably scoop it up. But I’m most definitely committed, otherwise.
Here are the new-to-me goodies that will round out my collection.
Dining chairs. As much as I liked my danish set that I reupholstered, (just last year,) I’m heading away from the whole mid-century vibe and they just weren’t jiving with the rest of my stuff. I wanted to UP the glam factor in my apartment, so I was hoping to find something with a little Hollywood Regency feel. (I’m going for a Bohemian Chic look.)
I was so happy to stumble upon this set of 4 faux-bamboo, caned-backed dining chairs. Some serious internet stalking transpired, and now $160 later, I am thrilled to call them mine.
Living Room Chairs. I have always always wanted a set of French armchairs. I just love the ornate frame, the upholstery possibilities and the sophistication they bring to a room. I especially enjoy them when mixed with modern furnishings, so I knew they would be a great fit in my loft.
I scored this pair of bergere chairs yesterday, for $260.
The upholstery, while not my ideal choice, is in great condition, I may keep it for a while. I still have a few changes I’d like to make though- namely painting the frame. (Sorry wood lovers, it just doesn’t work for me!) I’d love to hear what you would do with the chairs.
So there ya have it- $420 and 6 chairs later I am officially a chair hoarder. But I’m a happy chair hoarder. I may nominate myself for chair hoarding president and rule with grace and style.
PS my BRNO chairs are still available for a great price!! Just because I’m taking a bit a modern out of my place, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be a fantastic addition to yours 🙂