I'm getting back into my love of furniture. It's not as if I need anymore of anything, its just I can't resist. Everything in my house keeps getting moved in and out to the garage, which at one point you couldn't get in at all. To give you an example, when Rhiannon moved into her house we could more or less furnish it with excesses that I have accumulated, both from the garage and indoors. From leather sofas to a range cooker, from an antique pine kitchen table, to curtains and a rather nice double bed.
It's not as if I needed the bed though, as I do have dotted around in one place or another, one antique king sized spanish cast iron and brass bed (it's mine and I love it, you have to climb up to get in), a single cast iron and brass, a small double cast iron and brass, a completely solid brass single bed and a white cast iron single and I've only got three bedrooms!
And don't get me started on chairs, I have lost count of how many I have in the garage, all of which need some tender loving care, which is why they are still there. So why might you ask did I get all excited when we previewed the local auction last week and I fell in love with another one. Well this one was special, unusual, solid, beautiful and best of all I won the bid and for a lot less than the guide price. It came as a lot of three and the other two chairs are very old and probably beyond repair, but hey whats two more chairs sitting and doing nothing.
Anyway here it is.
It was once painted and this has since worn off, leaving a wonderful patina that couldn't be replicated.
It looked so pretty in the corner but a little underdressed
So I made a cushion especially for it.
And the back
Now I would like to say that that was all I brought home, but that would be a lie. I'm currently working on another piece which will hopefully be finished this week, oh and its not a chair!