I’m combining a side table vignette with a chair I ordered that arrived yesterday.
You’ll recall that I gave the beige chair, which I called “Ivy’s chair”, to my next door neighbor recently. I didn’t want it to get all torn up. So I opted to gift it to someone without pets.
Ivy doesn’t scratch furniture. But she does like to run and jump on them and thus her claws were pulling threads. Remember Ivy was nearly 15 pounds when I took her to the vet.
I would probably have preferred a chair made out of recycled plastic bags like my couch. The upholstery of the couch seems pretty impervious to pets. But I didn’t want to special order a chair like I did the couch because that wasn’t cheap.
I looked online for a few weeks and finally found the one I wanted from Birch Lane. Here it is.
It came yesterday in this huge box and I just had to slip in the back and add the legs. It really needed two people to put it together, and even advised that. But that isn’t possible right now of course.
I managed to cut a small slit in the back of the chair while trying to manage it alone, but who’s looking at the back of it?
It took Ivy a few hours to warm up to it.
It is faux leather and not all that expensive. But the seat is rather small, so I didn’t add a pillow because Ivy laying down takes up the whole chair.
It also came in red. But I’d rather have neutral colored furniture and then sprinkle red accents around. I like the caramel color with my other living room furniture.
A few weeks ago when I took the beige chair out on the front porch and cleaned it with upholstery cleaner, Ivy stood on her back legs, front legs leaning on the storm door, and pitifully stared at her chair.
I told her I would get her a new one. I’ve ordered a throw that looks like fur and will be very soft for her to lay on in her chair.
Yes, my cat has her own chair. And of course when I can have visitors again, my daughters can sit there as well. This one will be far easier to clean.
Now for the side table vignette. I moved everything off the coffee table so you could see it better.
The little table is one I found at Tuesday Morning a month or so ago. And there is the same gold garden stool I found at my local grocery store below it.
In terms of the vignette, I first added a plant, then the boho decorating books. Next came the Pottery Barn clock I found about 4 years ago at a thrift store.
I thought it still looked a little bare, so I dug around in the closet and found the boho typewriter painting. I then perched it behind the books.
Remember paintings don’t always have to go on the wall. You can lean them somewhere also and it makes a nice little backdrop.
Then I added the gold elephant.
Okay, Ivy Lou has her chair. Now where on earth can I order toilet paper? I’ve checked most everywhere online and there is none to be found.