First of all I went into this shop, full of vintage kitchenalia, linens and ulility china......
and bought all these linens......
They are all in pretty good condition with no marks, and I have plans for them - I just need to find the time.
Then I had a look here, (by this time it was about 5.45 and the shop was soon to close)
and I saw this......
Should I buy it? I umm'ed and ahh'ed, and couldn't make my mind up - it was only £35 for goodness sake! Why did it take me so long to make up my mind?
OH has told me not to buy any more chairs to do up until I have a) finished those that need finishing, and, b) sold those I have finished.....because "we have no more room for any more b----- chairs!!"
Anyway.....I told the lady in the shop I was really interested and whizzed around the corner to the pub to get OH to come, reluctantly, and have a look.
He'd had a lovely pint of Double Vision pear cider and so was quite mellow; he had a look over the chaise for signs of worm and loose joints and agreed that it was too good a bargain not to buy it, and it would probably sell on well - and then.....he paid for it, allowing the poor shop owner to shut up shop and go home!
We then had the problem of getting it in our car. With one back seat down and the front seat laid flat it went in on it's side beautifully, allowing room for OH to sit in the back behind me.
It's a lovely chaise. Late Victorian, very sound with no wobbles. I had thought I might paint the show wood, but it's too nice a colour and the legs are so pretty with brass casters, I will just give it a clean and then re-upholster it traditionally (no staples or foam) and cover it with some Kate Foreman fabric, I think.
Will I sell it on....well, we'll see. Watch this space!!