Meet our newest project… velvet chair

21 Jun

So we went to Ikea tonight. We were going to buy our kitchen but as with all these things, it took longer to put it all together on the system than we thought it would. So by the time we were finished, Ikea was closing.

We left empty-handed. But we didn’t come home empty-handed.

We were driving through the streets of Edinburgh, dodging the tourists who aimlessly wander out into the road at this time of year, when we clocked two people putting this velvet chair into the street.

The guy must have seen our expressions as he shouted to us “Would you guys like it?”

15 minutes later and the chair was sitting in our living room – already a firm favourite with our owl-fox-cat.

We think he makes a good brother to our Cowboy Parker Knoll…

And all because we took a fruitless trip to Ikea!

Serendipity or what?

Happy longest day of the year everyone xx


23 Responses to “Meet our newest project… velvet chair”

  1. Cat (WildCat Designs) 21/06/2010 at 9:37 PM #

    How fortunate! May I say, what a lovely pair they make 🙂

  2. Rowan 21/06/2010 at 9:39 PM #

    What an amazing find. In which streets of the burgh was this occurrence I may have to start frequenting them in hope of similar fab finds x

  3. Rowan 21/06/2010 at 9:40 PM #

    I also love how you do your books in colour order, its my favourite way of sorting too! x

  4. anna and the ring 21/06/2010 at 9:41 PM #

    Oh me oh my!

  5. Sarah 21/06/2010 at 9:44 PM #

    Lovely & perfect colour! Unfortunately, I think the only things that get left on the street near our house are discarded parts of stolen bicycles…!

  6. Studio MME 21/06/2010 at 10:33 PM #

    What a great chair! And what a relief that the cat likes it. 🙂

  7. jane 21/06/2010 at 10:37 PM #

    Eeee, it’s lovely! Serendipity indeed! What a lovely chair, bet they didn’t have anything that nice in Ikea. Ooh, I’ve been thinking about maybe moving to Edinburgh after i qualify next summer and the prospect of finding lovely things on the street (as opposed to broken beer bottles and half-eaten burgers…) is quite a draw!

  8. Bonnie 21/06/2010 at 11:19 PM #

    Now you have one each- like the old couple in Up, where they both sit in front of the window holding hands 🙂

    • anna and the ring 21/06/2010 at 11:25 PM #

      Oh my gosh! I knew the picture reminded me of something! I just saw the film the other day. So bittersweet.

  9. Fee 22/06/2010 at 12:31 AM #

    ohh I am impressed! It’s a lovely chair.

    Fee x

  10. rebecca 22/06/2010 at 5:33 AM #

    that is SUCH A FIND. you lucky lady.

  11. Lucy A 22/06/2010 at 6:48 AM #

    Wow, gorgeous. (And I love the panelling behind!).

  12. ForDGRedial 22/06/2010 at 7:23 AM #

    Ok velvet gives me the hebee gebees but I love love love that chair!! I am envious, officially!


  13. Tonia 22/06/2010 at 7:36 AM #

    What are the chances of that happening?! Great chair – suitably throne-like for the cat.

  14. katie 22/06/2010 at 1:20 PM #

    whoa awesome chair find. i would totally pretend to be the queen of hearts. “I NEED A PIG HERE!”

  15. mysparethoughts 22/06/2010 at 7:36 PM #

    Seriously how lucky was that?!

    Everything takes longer in IKEA it is like a time warp.

  16. Marg 22/06/2010 at 11:10 PM #

    Way cool –I’m with Katie, you seriously need a little pig footstool!

  17. Mrs T 23/06/2010 at 4:12 AM #

    SCORE! I can’t believe it was free. I love it.

  18. Gaynor 23/06/2010 at 8:09 AM #

    Love the chair; I never find cool things in Edinburgh!

    Laughing at you dodging the tourists though; so true and its only going to get worse come August!

  19. Lisa-Marie 23/06/2010 at 8:37 AM #

    THAT is awesome. I want one! It’s read and velvet, what’s not to like? Well done Zoe!

  20. Becky 23/06/2010 at 11:49 AM #

    Gorgeous! Love love love. Looks perfect for curling up in with a good book and a furry cat.

  21. Clare 29/06/2010 at 11:57 AM #

    Wow what luck! They go perfectly together

  22. glasgowbride 19/07/2010 at 9:42 PM #

    That is lovely – you are so lucky. But also very talented in interior design – I’m not sure I would have recognised the potential.

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