Friday, November 29, 2013

It Started With A .......

Tweet.  This tweet actually.

I'd spied two key words - 'free' and 'multiyork'.  I had a multiyork sofa in my previous house and I loved it. Sadly it wouldn't fit in this house so I had to get rid of it.  I still miss it and in a few years time I plan to buy another, but having owned it I knew that multiyork are a:  built to last, and b: have removable and replaceable covers. So after a few more tweets I set off to Nicola's (only about 40 mins away) and returned home with the chair.

After a run through the washing machine (yes they said 'dry clean only' but I took a risk) and a few days drying, the chair was given the feline seal of approval before it had even got into the lounge!

It's now in residence in the lounge, covered in a throw whilst I decide what fabric to get new covers in, and looking very 'right' for the room :-)

But this meant that I had to find a home for the other (cheap, temporary) chair that had been there in the lounge for the last 5 years.  In my brain a plan was hatching - in the dining room there's a space under the stairs,  which had always been home to the stereo (rarely used now thanks to itunes) and the shoe basket etc.

After a little re-arranging of the dining room furniture the oak coffer is now in situ on the other side of the room and this is what the space under the stairs now looks like

Somewhere snuggly to sit and read.

Thanks Nicola for the chair - and good luck with the shop move in the new year.


Debs Dust Bunny said...

I love your wing back chair and your cosy corner.

Celia Hart said...

That looks like a very comfy chair! And your old chair looks good under the stairs.
So that's two cosy seats for cold winter days... where are you going to sit Su?


Miriam Weaver said...

Wow such a good spot twitter and both look very cosy!

annjennyg said...

It looks very cosy!


Oooh, Well done you! We have a Multiyork sofa and chair which we have had for 14 years and it will not wear out!! I think I will get it recovered in the Sale, as you do get fed up with the same sofa for 1 years!! Love your pot holder - gorgeous! xCathy

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What a lucky find ... that is a lovely chair. And your reading corner looks perfect for these long winter nights :)