When a Chair is Too Small

3.14.2016

There are lots of changes taking place around here. It all started with ordering the new sofa and table for the great room last October. Then I recently ordered an accent chair and rug for the great room. I shared the chair and rug with y'all in this design board and the chair came over a week ago. There was just one little problem. The chair was just too small to use in the great room. It just looked totally lost next to Mr. Savvy's recliner. Dang!

So what to do when a chair is too small?
Find a new spot for it of course and the furniture shuffle begins.
This chair fits well in this smaller room. The chair that was here moved to my bedroom last week and then it moved again to the great room over the weekend until my second new chair got here to replace this one that was too small.

This chair, that was in my bedroom, moved in here and the giant leather recliner, that I have never cared for, has left the house. Have you kept up with all that?

I took out the desk style lamp and brought this antique lamp with the black shade back in and then black is repeated with the pillow.

Oh, and did you notice that I moved the tufted ottoman from the sun room into here? I did that a couple weeks ago. I shared it on instagram.
 I placed a dough bowl on it filled with old books, magnifying glasses and some stringed beads that I picked up for nearly nothing at the Pottery Barn outlet.

There are the prettiest shadows in this room early in the morning. This pillow replaced the winter stripe one that was here before.

I have had this old Restoration Hardware pillow for years.

The color of these stripes is browner than it looks in the photos.

The recliner that was in this spot was so big that it was pushed up against the drapes and for years I have had to just work with it. I never liked that chair. It was Mr. Savvy's first recliner choice before he finally chose the one he uses now in the great room. This chair is a much better fit in here.

My fiddle leaf fig is doing well. This is one plant I think anyone can grow. I paid ten dollars for it at Home Depot a few years ago. I need to re pot the poor thing.






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41 comments:

  1. Ha! My head spins with all your changes. Too bad about the chair not working in the great room. That would probably happen to me if I ordered furniture on line! I bet this project is adding up $$$ more than you thought LOL!

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    1. That chair wasn't too expensive, so not so bad.

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  2. The chair looks great in the sitting room...love the stripes and that RH pillow is so beautiful!
    Happy dancing to the Furniture Shuffle...

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  3. I think I got a little lost with what chair was meant where... but I love how the two chairs look together in this space. Each give something to the room. I am especially partial to the striped barrel chair :)

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  4. You have such a talent for moving things around! Looks perfect in there!
    Shelley

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  5. Love that afghan/throw. Did you make it or purchase it? BTW, love all the things you are doing.

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    1. Afraid I don't knit or sew. It is a Pottery Barn throw with the reverse side showing. Thanks

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  6. I love the new chair! I did get a little lost though on which chair ended up where in the end. LOL!!!!
    ~Des

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    1. Ha ha, Des, I'm sure most got confused. I almost am.

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  7. Your room is beautiful...I'm always changing things around too. This morning I'm moving artwork & accessories around. The holes in the wall are always a lively discussion with my husband, so I'm trying to get it done before he comes back from the gym! Love your style Kim...

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    1. Oh, yes, those darn holes. I'm getting ready to move some things on the walls in a guest room, too. I will patch and paint those holes. Thanks

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  8. KIM, your great room is gorgeous. So upscale and French inspired. You must have some great muscles for all the furniture moving you do. So glad to see that pretty chair stayed at your home and became part of your bedroom decor! As usual you inspire me!!!!

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    1. Yvonne, the chairs slide easily on furniture sliders and that new chair weighs nothing. I can carry it. Thanks

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  9. I love the chair in here! It looks great with your brown sofa! I just love this whole room. I need your help decorating my office! It has made me crazy since day one and still does. Ugh. Have fun with the furniture shuffle:)

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    1. Thanks, Pinky. I usually buy a piece that will work in several rooms.

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  10. Whew! Musical chairs! Looking forward to seeing which chair will replace the new one in your great room! Did you have to make another purchase?

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    1. Yes, always musical chairs around here. Yes, I did buy another chair. I could have returned the other one, but I like it and glad it worked in the other room.

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  11. What a gorgeous room. Love the finished look! It's hard to convince the other half to get rid of a recliner that has seen better days, but I'm working on it!!

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    1. Oh, mine will never get rid of a recliner. At least his doesn't really look like one when it's down. Thanks

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  12. You always make your pieces work Kim, as if they were meant to be where they were!

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  13. Luv the chair shuffle..... A few months ago we went through the same thing. New chair was just too small against the leather recliner. So we placed it in the sitting room where it is perfect. So the sitting room chair went to the sun room.... Sun room chair went away and living room sofa went away.
    Luv the new look :)

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    1. Gosh, Gee I think we are joined at the hip!

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  14. Love that chair with the nail head trim. Men and recliners...
    Brenda

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  15. I like your new chair in there. It's a great match with the other brown tones in the room. I laughed when you said that the big recliner had "left the house". Ha Ha.

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  16. I really love it all Kim! You did a fine job!

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  17. love it all, Kim it looks like you planned it that way. I had to laugh when I saw a tv ad for Ethan Allen, saying custom furniture delivered in one month guarenteed! The EA here in town went out of business...

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    1. Debra, yes those quick ships are only certain styles and certain fabrics. I think they are really hurting. Stores have closed here, too. I know I will never shop with them again!

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  18. I bought a fiddle leaf fig last summer at a nursery for $50 and have never had such a hard time with a plant. It's in bright light but all the leaves turn brown on tips and eventually fall off. I was told to not over water or move its location. Any suggestions?

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    1. I seriously don't have a green thumb, but have had luck. It is three or four years old and I probably water it about every two weeks or so. I put it in the kitchen sink and really soak it. Most of the water runs right out since they have it potted with so much bark. I have lost a few leaves, but it is thriving and I have two doing the same.

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  19. Kim, that new chair is gorgeous. It is too bad it didn't work on your great room. Glad you found it a home in your sitting room which is also absolutely gorgeous!!
    You have being working so hard, I cannot wait to see the reveal!

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  20. I love how you can use things in different places. I need big pics when all s done. Everyone does vignettes and you dont see whole pic. You do a great job!

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  21. I love the new chair, and it's gonna look great no matter where you put it! "Musical Chairs" is what I thought of when I read this post! LOL!

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