If I've ever told you that I'm praying for you, I really do pray,
and here's the chair where I sit to do it.
It's a worn old wing back in the corner of my living room. I call it my prayer chair. Actually, it's one of two chairs because Sir Lotsa Hair has one to match. I pray in mine; he prays in his. Most of the time, though, we pray there together.
I know they're outdated. We've had them for nearly twenty years now, and they weren't even new when we got them. My father had them in his den way back in the 20th century.
Old things have a history, though. They've seen stuff. Ours have watched us raise our family, one prayer at a time. They've run the gamut from the highest highs to the lowest lows.
From praise and thanksgiving
to petition and confession.
From job's lost
to job's found
. (and lost again... and found.again.)
From college scholarships
to college graduation.
You can see why the choice of a replacement for them posed a bit of a problem. It wasn't just the sentimentality of it, either. There was another reason why I was having trouble deciding on a replacement. It's about the style.
Here's the thing: I don't really care what's in and trendy anymore. Two and a half years ago, I decided that I was too 50 for that. I just want to surround myself with stuff that I love, and I love wing back chairs. I love the lines of them... and the height of them... and the historical look of them that works and plays so well with my old family pieces.
They still sell wing backs, of course. You just don't see them all that much in the showrooms 'cause they're not really hip. The newer ones are larger and more overstuffed. They tend to come with a grumpy little price tag, too, at least all the ones that I liked.
And then, there's the head thing.
I had a notion stuck in my Debbie head of exactly what I wanted them to look like. Unfortunately, it's a well known fact that random Debbie- head notions simply do not exist in the physical realm
Ever, ever. ever, ever...
Thankfully, it's easier to find a piece of fabric living in your head than it is to find a piece of furniture. I found mine at Peachtree Fabrics Direct. for ten bucks a yard. It compliments the sofa swatch exactly the way I want it to, and the fabric was here in two days.
Want to see my prayer chair now?
Please ignore the wall color. It's going to be painted.
The saga of Debbie and the Paint Chips is a post all it's own.
And there's this pillow fabric to consider...
Sure, I haven't actually made the pillows yet,
One living room decorating decision down,
4,728 to go...
4,728 to go...