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Monday, March 26, 2012

~ have a seat ~


   MR. SWEET has THE shelf painted with one coat of paint but it needs another one or two...
It's too windy the last couple days to paint so, it's on hold, waiting for nicer weather.
Thanks to all who are showing such an interest in it.
He has done an awesome job.

We don't get NEW furniture around here too often.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Mr. Sweet just got an awesome leather,
MAN CAVE
recliner that he LOVES.

He says it fits his body like a glove, gliding and swiveling and reclining all over the place.......
with a huge grin on his face and his eyes closed....
you'd think he was eating the best chocolate fudge cake in the world, with that satisfied look ALL OVER  his sweet face.
 Can you hear me singing......
♫♥♫♪ ....LOOOOVE.....IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING....♫♪♪  

BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER....
 
Let me tell you the low down on these
dreamy ACCENT chairs......
I just wanted to replace my olden BLUE chairs that didn't go with a single solitary thing in my 
 living room...
plus they were REALLY OLD.
I looked for slipcovers but ...........


I saw some adorable accent chairs over at 
and when I asked her about them,
she said TARGET....

SAY WHAAAAT...?

YEP.....TARGET


She said they have so many styles, colors and
fabrics....
  and I couldn't wait to check them out online.


She also mentioned that considering the low price....
WELL....
"the low price" set my feet a'dancin.....

So, I danced my way right over there and on the very first page, found what I KNEW would go with things in my room.
They were also within my budget....

Just little accent chairs.....
black and white...
but....ALAS....

WHAT ABOUT MY OTTOMAN......??


 It is BLUE....that matched those blue chairs.
:(
Target didn't have an ottoman slipcover to match the new chairs.....BUMMER...
dum diddie dum...
EBAY to the rescue.... 
a little SUREFIT cover in CLARET....
just my red color....
deep, dark CLARET.

Just $16.00, free shipping....I knew I couldn't beat that. NOW...it is not my heart's desire....
it is just ALMOST too much red for me......it's a pretty big piece of red, people.....
I have pretty much stuck with just touches here and there of the color..... but it looks pretty nice with the rest of the CLARETS in the room...and, the style is so simple, I am pretty sure I can make one in some fabric that I will like better.
BUT....for now....
I am thrilled to have it.
 So thrilled, I had myself a little snack breakfast right here on this ottoman.
Nothing special....
nothing to write home about....
but, still, a favorite of ours...
just biscuits and creamed gravy with 
LOTS OF PEPPER.
 
Sometimes, I buy the
FAT FREE packets of gravy...just add water.
MOST of the time, tho,
I use a little oil (or....*shhhhh....bacon grease)
adding a little flour, let it brown nicely, add
salt and pepper and milk.
Stir until nice and as thick as you want it.
Personally, I like my gravy on the thin side....
Mr. Sweet, on the other hand, could have to use a knife and fork to slice it since he likes his gravy THICK.
♥♥
A tip on keeping your gravies from lumping is to use a SLOTTED spoon or spatula to stir with.

 I'm proud of my 2 little accent chairs.
Mr. Sweet has a comfy spot to watch tv...
and so do I.
These little chairs won't get much use.........
just when 'company comes'
and they are perfect for that.
Thanks for coming by today.
I hope you have a fabulous week with lots of  HAPPY.
XOXO bj
 

47 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love your new chairs! Enjoy them, you both deserve the best seat in the house! :)

TexWisGirl said...

the b&w chairs are very cute. but i like your hubby's big old recliner! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your pretty new chairs BJ! Also love the ottoman's great pop of red... and I'm sure I'd love a slice of that cake I see peeking at me in the corner of that second to last photo:@)

Linda Chapman said...

I LOVE your chairs, your gravy, your ottoman cover, HIS recliner, I love your WHOLE post!!

My daughter, Amber, LOVES Target! I seldom shop anywhere anymore....

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW Bj, those are really pretty. Gotta love us bloggers putting out the scoop and the bargains for us all to see.

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, the B&W chairs are so pretty and lady sized. Love them. Classic they are. I am not a recliner fan until I have surgery then I crawl up in one. hugs, olive

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fabulous chairs and so is hubby's, I'm sure you both have a chocolate face right now!...and now I'd like a piece of yummy cake, please. Enjoy a great week with loving chair. Hugs,
FABBY

mishebe said...

Great chairs, i kinda have similiar that i got one for my bday and one for xmas. See how that works!lol. Anything black and white!:)

Vee said...

Wonderful new accent chairs. Wonderful new chair for Mr. Sweet who certainly deserves a comfy place to sit after all his hard labor. I'm not showing John as he uses my grandmother's recliner chair...it's a bit small for his frame, but it fits in the living room. ;D

I really like the red material covering the hassock. It makes those accent chairs pop.

It's a great look you've got going on over here.

(Windy like crazy today. We're hearing such thumping and bumping that we finally wondered if a trash can blew on our roof. Nasty old wind.)

Theresa said...

I am SO happy that your shelf-building fella got a comfy chair! Your accent chairs are gorgeous in your home! Perfect fit for you! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooooo, ♥ LOVE ♥ the chairs! So sweet that Mr. Sweet got something comfy and lovely too. He deserves it for all the darling things he has made for you!

Susan said...

Those are some beautiful chairs!!

Marydon said...

Mr. Sweet will enjoy his deserved new comfy spot to rest after all these projects. Your new chairs are really beautiful ... I love the design, BJ. The red was the perfect touche!

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

LOVE those black and white chairs BJ! They are perfect in your sweet home.

Salmagundi said...

Oh!!! It looks wonderful!!! And we have to keep these olden guys comfy in their recliners. Bob SO needs a new recliner, but he is dragging his feet. Someday, maybe he'll give it up for a new one. Have a good week. Sally

Abramyan Avenue said...

I am IN LOVE with those chairs! I wish I could convince my husband of purchasing chairs like that..he is so traditional in some ways and doesn't like to budge!
And I love, love, LOVE biscuits and gravy... I too use the packaged mix occassionally but nothing beats homemade gravy! And yours looks delicious!

Babs said...

Your new accent chairs are great. Wow..Target is really getting stylish. Oh, Mr. Sweet's chair is great, too, but yours are prettier :)

Loretta said...

Love love your new look...you can't beat red, black and white, these colors always work well together! You hit the-nail-on-the- head with this one Bj! Great Job! Hugs!

Susy said...

The chairs look great BJ - a perfect fit in your cozy cottage. Good job!

Wow - and what if Mr. Sweet actually gets to eat fudge cake in the leather chair? One happy camper!

Isn't it nice to know it takes so little to make us happy (:

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a beautiful look! The chairs are gorgeous and the claret red cover looks great with them. I just love this look!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh BJ,

I like your chairs. And the recliner looks so comfy! Hope you get to share it sometimes!

Have a great week!

Debby said...

Love your chairs and glad that Mr. Sweet got a new cozy seat.
Nope, we are not trading Goose for sure.

Joy said...

How pretty! Looks like a great place to sit and relax. I would love that recliner too ;)

Gert said...

Love your chairs...they all just perfect for your room and the red is just perfect! They would be my kind of chairs...hubby's looks very comfy...but those kind of chairs kill my back...smile...

Blessings...
Gert

Love Of Quilts said...

You found the prefect chairs. I do like them. I am a fan of black and white myself. I may have to be a copy cat bj. The red is great with your room.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for showing your new chairs at Your Cozy Home Party. The black and white print is very pretty and your hubby's chair looks very comfy. Take care.----- Shannon

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love your new chairs! The black and white is stunning!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Have a seat? :) Don't mind if I do!
You KNOW I love red..deep, rich, wonderful red! I think your ottoman is perfect!

The French Hutch said...

You did great bj. I love your new chairs. The touch of red is perfect. Mr. Sweet deserves his new recliner too. I love your black and white decor and can't wait to see the shelf painted and finished.

Emily

bluebird1959 said...

How pretty! I love those Target chairs. Enjoy! Jane

Denise said...

I love black and white with a splash of color.Beautiful chairs

Lola said...

Love all the Red here!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Marilyn said...

Love the chairs .... DH would just love the leather recliner too!!
Marilyn

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Nothing like getting new furniture to make everything around it fresh and new! Like I said before, we are looking into getting leather furniture, I'll have to show hubby your husband new chair so he can drool:)

NanaDiana said...

I love your new chairs, bj. They are perfect with all your black and white accents. I think your ottoman cover looks great...and always easy enough to change out if you tire of it. WHAT a price-You couldn't buy the fabric for that.

Nice recliner. Men love their leather, don't they? I think it reminds them of their SPORTING days.

Hope you have a great Tuesday- Things are busy as all get-out around here. xo Diana

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is such a pretty room. Men do like their recliners but I did convince mine to get rid of his. He is more of a couch man.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

LOVE the touch of black and white, with the clarets!!!! LOVE! Love! Love!

Oh I am sure Mr. Sweet is doing a wonderful job with the shelf. Finishing things, takes time.

Gluing is going on here, in the wood shop. Slowly. Due to cold and etc. Or whatever. But Wood Workers Show is this weekend, and it HAS to be done! ,-)

"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."
~Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

Rettabug said...

Oh BJ...they're BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how they look in your pretty room & I also love Mr. Sweet's new chair, too.

We need new family room furniture & I have looked & looked & can't find anything I like better that the olden stuff I have.

I'm so happy for you & I can't wait to see that shelf finished. I wish my DH were handier with tools. He used to be but not anymore.

Hugs,
Rett

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

MS. Sweet, you scored on those sophisticated black & whites! They look terrific with your cabinet. As for MR. Sweet's chair, likening it to chocolate helps me enjoy his comfort level!

Madeline's Album said...

Mr Sweets chair is very nice. I love your new accent chairs and the cover for the ottoman. Everything looks just great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Judi said...

Hi BJ *hugs*
I adore those chair covers and the price is so good too! Thats a great look and it must look so devine beside your hubby's new chair. He must be so comfy in it. Its so nice that you have a nice new look.
I hope your winds die down and the weather is reallllly good!
have a great day
Judi

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

41 comments! Woohoo! I am in love with your chairs. That was incredibly fast too. They really are perfect aren't they? Enjoy just looking at them. :o)

Susie said...

Cute make overs:):) Funny about your husband's reaction to his new chair. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

His reccliner is dreamy and your chairs are fabulous. Love them. What a great pattern and the red ottoman cover is pretty too. Love biscuits and gravy, perfect breakfast. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

Love is many splendored thing was our fist dance song on our wedding day!
You should be proud of your creations;Perfection and I have feeling my man would go kind of gaga over that beautiful leather chair.
Rita

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

What a magnificent room! I love the black, white and red. And it goes so well with your desk/copycat makeover. This room is so stunning it belongs in a magazine...I just can't get enough.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Bj I love your new chairs and love the pop of red!! Everything looks so pretty!!