You know how sometimes a part of your house just isn't right, and it bothers you and distracts you from everything else until you get it right,
and you keep looking for something... a piece of furniture or the just right thing to fix it... and you can't get on with your life until it's resolved!!???
it feels like your whole life is in chaos because of that one thing...
and... well ... Basically you're are being totally OCD... and out of your mind?
You know... that thing?
Well that's the thing going on with this little little room i paint in.
I have these 4 frenchy chairs, two of them are comfortable, but not as cute, and two are really cute with little roses carved on top,
but basically the bottom is falling out...
I had spray glued some fabric on parts of both style frenchy chairs, and attempted to make a kinda seat cover for their bottoms,
and i had one of each in this room and nothing matched and the fabric was falling off of both of them,
and even though both chairs have great potential, they were a mess and mismatched
and the whole room and my entire life felt disorganized because of it!
here is the frenchy chair with the pretty shape
unfortunately you can't sit in it without worrying you might end up with a spring up your... well, you know
Soooo, to get them right and usable...
- First I have to decide which two i'm going to use, the cuter chair that needs more work, or the similar less cute in shape, but more comfortable chair
- If i use the two cuter ones, the bottoms have to be totally reworked, springs, cushions and everything, plus my son broke the arm off of one of them and threw it away, because i guess he thought if he threw it away i wouldn't notice that the arm was missing, really???
- then i have to find fabric i like, and apparently i cannot make a decision about fabric, not ever in a million years because it's a commitment, and i can't commit to anything, because it might be the wrong decision - (mental illness runs in the family)
- then once i decide between a taupe buffalo check or linen or grain sack fabric - i have to find it!
- then i have to have them repaired, and slipcovered or reupholstered
- not to mention i have to pay for all of that!
So finally after this bothering me and not being able to make a decision for 6 months,
i said screw it!
I am going to find two chairs that match and are in one piece!
I remembered Joni from Cote de Texas had talked about Kooboo chairs, being really great, and a good price, and she had put some in her dining room, and they were adorable... so i went online and looked for them
this is her dining nook off her kitchen i believe,
they're kinda cute aren't they?
so dang if i didn't find some at World Market on sale for $112.00 each with a coupon
If they are good enough for Joni at Cote de Texas, they are darn well good enough for me...
She is amazing and knows everything about decorating
check out her dining room and it's evolution here,
one of my all time favorites
in this kitchen redo
Just look at the gingham, i'm a sucker for big gingham checks!
I'm gonna put some of this faded toile on the little cushions of the kooboos
this is just a little piece of of the toile i laid on the chair to see if i liked it
and cover that little bench with this gingham fabric....
I love their curved backs, very feminine
I have to tell you, these little kooboo chairs are really incredibly comfortable,
and the color of the wicker is great!
I placed one at my dining room table and it looked good there too
They're kind of charming...
peeking from behind the table...
I still like my little frenchy chairs the best...
they will be so adorable when they're done
but now that there is some order in this room, i feel grounded enough to go through the steps to get that done!
And these Kooboos will be great out on my patio after the other frenchy chairs are finally done
so all is right with the world, for 30 seconds anyway
Ok, so driving down a country road, i spotted this insanely incredible cow
he was in a pasture with ponies and other black cows and this other brown cow with horns too
and he was BIG
like really really big!
his horns must have spanned 5-6 feet
what the heck kinda cow is that?
i've never seen a cow like this in North Carolina!
so i made Mr. Fractured pull off the road and started snapping pictures, thinking this could be a great cow to paint!
and i was talking to the cows and telling them how cute they were, and making a big fuss
so they all started walking towards me
So, i was like awwwww, cute little cows and ponies,
and sweet talking them and all
and then they got closer and closer,
and i was like
uhhhh... they are really really really big
and that one guy has ginormous horns
i'm pretty sure they are nice
but think they might kill me
i can't run very fast
and the fence seemed kinda small and not very sturdy
have you ever had a whole bunch of humongous cows walk towards you?
It's a teeny bit unnerving
but i bravely held my ground and got some photos
(oh brave one)
look at that sweet face, and those eyelashes...
i think this was a baby cow
i love painting long eyelashes on my animal portraits
this little guy wasn't so big and scary
anyway, i was wishing i had a treat for them,
and they didn't stampede and gore me or kill me...
they pretty much thought i was a real dud because i didn't have any treats...
i felt like such a big wuss city girl, being nervous around cows
but i did hang in there and get some photos!
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