Monday, July 14, 2008

vintage aqua naugahyde chair

I wish I could just refer to it as "my new chair," but I can't. Because it is SO vintage, SO aqua, and SO naugahyde. And it's making me SO happy. My sister spotted it on Craigslist last week, and it was at an antique/vintage/junk shop about 25 minutes away. I sent the link to juuust the right friend and before I knew it she was tossing me in her minivan and whisking us away to the Middle of Nowhere, where they keep all the good chairs. So a sweet deal on a funky vintage chair accidentally turned into a mini room makeover, but I couldn't help it! I want to do right by the chair. I thought I'd have to ditch my other obnoxiously colored orange vintage chair (yikes), but when I found these pillows on Etsy, I realized they were the answer to all my redecorating prayers. So it all stays. I've already made some small changes since I took this photo this morning, but you can see the whole room, with notes, on Flickr.

Here's to Craig, and his groovy list.


Anonymous Meredith said...

Wow, fantastic update to the room! (just checked out the before and after shots on flickr). What a gorgeous chair!!

10:36 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Wow, that chair has really brightened up your already darling place!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Nettie said...

That is one kick ass chair!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

That is one rockin' chair!! I had a vintage black one a while back - it got used until I wore through the vinyl!! It's neat it prompted a whole room makeover!

7:36 AM  
Blogger At Home Mommy Knits said...

That chair is fantastic!! It is so fun to make a find like that.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Thea said...

awesome, totally awesome. I love Craig and his groovy list too. (And I have the big ORANGE chair in my house....)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

i really, really love that chair. what a great find.

9:37 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

What a great find. I was in a consignment shop this week and saw these crazy couches that were upholstered in a blue furry fabric that reminded me of Cookie Monster. There were some really great pieces like your chair, too, that had an awesome vintage feel. Fun!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

That chair is AMAZING! And your whole living room looks fabulous!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

That chair looks amazing- the colour is so awesome. What a great find!

- Julie

11:13 AM  
Blogger maitai said...

ummm that is most definitely the most awesome chair i have ever seen, barnone.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Aqua and orange in a neutral room like yours is great. Don't get rid of the orange chair unless you've run out of room. Love that shade of aqua!

12:56 PM  
Blogger erin michelle said...

Oh my god where did that come from?! I LOVE IT. That's my favorite color. I want to like, paint my house Vintage Aqua Naugahyde. Or at least my nails or my kitchen or something.

8:43 PM  
Blogger gleek said...


sorry for yelling.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is so awesome!

12:17 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh wow. i love it.
and with those pillows.....AHH!
can you have a knitting party???
i call the aqua chair!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Rockin chair!!! You scored big time!!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

eeeeeeek!!!!!!!! that is one of THE coolest chairs i have EVER seen!! lucky you!!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Mary Jane said...

How about that chair!

7:40 AM  

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