It all started when a patient at the office I work at let me know that he was moving soon, and had a lot of furniture to sell. Seeing as how I’m all about furniture finds, I said “Let’s see what ya got!”. He scrolled through photos which were conveniently on his iPhone, when two items struck my fancy. One was a solid wood 100 year old rocking chair, and the other was a vintage Danish modern recliner. The rocking chair was so my style, and the recliner was totally Andrew to boot. The next question, how much? The recliner was priced at 150 (WHICH IS A STEAL!) and the rocking chair was 100 dollars. Knowing Andrew would want to take the recliner home instantly, I figured we would put the rocking chair on the back burner. Since he has let me paint the dining room pink, the hallway orange, and hang a very girly chandelier in the bathroom – I figured it was only fair that he get his manly modern chair. I had Jon send on over the pictures of the recliner so I could show Andrew, and we set up a time to take a look at it on Saturday.
The moment I showed Andrew the pictures, he was in love. When we headed over to Jon’s house on Saturday, we were so happy to find out that the recliner was in as good condition as the pictures showed. It’s been in his family for years, when it was brought over from Denmark. He even fought his family tooth and nail for it since the back of the chair was tall enough for him. But, he’s finally moving to be with his wife, and they have a much smaller place so downsizing was necessary. We took a tour of the other furniture he wanted to get rid of, and I saw the glorious rocking chair. I then sat in rocking chair, and proceeded to fall more in love with rocking chair.
This is when complete and utter magic happened. Jon offered to sell us both pieces for a mere 100 dollars.
DID THE SKY JUST OPEN AND THE GODS FALL UPON US?
Apparently so. He was just so thrilled to pass the furniture along to someone who will really love the pieces, and appreciate them. Especially since they were apart of his family for so long. (Insert happy day jig here.)
Now with the two chairs in our house, it’s a matter of trying to figure out where to put everything. As you might have suspected from other posts, we don’t have the largest of house so really try to maximize what we have. First, I thought the recliner should go in the bedroom since the upholstery is a dark gray and will go with the gray blue scheme. But when we put it in there, there was not enough room to recline. Hmm, strike one.
We then moved it into the living room, and relocated the two antique chairs we restored. That option really didn’t work out that much better either. Strike two. We sat on the couch slightly defeated, desperately trying to figure out where to put the recliner so that it was comfy for all parties involved. Sitting on the couch was the best idea we could have had, because it dawned on us to just move the couch! And then the coffee table….and then the end table. Third time was the charm!
Basically the whole house got rearranged because of this recliner. Can you tell it was completely worth it?
And my beautiful rocking chair has found home in the dining room, since Columbia can’t mess with it too much in there.
Did you have any amazing finds this weekend?
P.S – Now with the recliner, I am constantly seeing Andrew in a state of sleep.