Wednesday, January 28, 2015


As I had mentioned, for months I was searching chairs for the breakfast room. I did not want any regular, wooden or upholstered chairs. Something different.
I had been seeing lots of bentwood chairs on blogs and Pinterest and I wanted them. These bentwood chairs are made by bending wet wood into shapes (in case, you did not know).

Amazon and eBay had them listed at about $100 each. Crate and Barrel has them for $110. And I wanted 4 of them.
Since most of these chairs are either antique/vintage, I did make rounds of the stores. They would either have a single or a pair.

On a Thursday night, I was browsing Craigslist and came across a posting that read "4 Cane and Wicker Chairs-$60". I saw the photos posted and they were Mid-century chairs . I sent an email asking if the chairs were still available and if I could pick them. And went to sleep with my fingers and toes crossed.
Next morning, there was a reply saying the chairs were available. And after few emails to and fro, fixed my lunch time to pick them. The seller was 10 minutes away from my work.

At work, I tortured asked my colleague to accompany me to pick the chairs. She agreed without a question. When we reached the seller's place, the chairs were on the front yard. We got down the car, sat on each chair to make sure they were not broken.
Paid him, loaded the chairs in the car and drove away.

I did inform Mr. Tweaks ahead what I was bringing home. I prefer to have him prepared. When I came home, he helped me unload the chairs. He had no reaction/expression on his face. I do not like it when he does that.

Mr. Tweaks left the chairs in the garage and asked me not to get them inside unless they are cleaned. He clearly meant "make them look very clean". And the chairs stayed like this in the garage for 3 months.

These chairs are made in Yugoslavia. I could not find much information about these chairs. 
I could not believe that I found these 4 for $60. Now, I had other things to worry about. Should I stain the chairs, paint them or leave as is?


Monday, January 26, 2015


Happy Republic Day to my fellow Indian! After maaaannnny years we got to watch live relay of India's Republic Day parade in Delhi. I was supposed to finish this post last night but the parade pulled me.

The outfit color I am sharing today is yellow. 

Decorating a room/space in a monochromatic color is not easy to carry. It took me couple of hours of browsing to pick pictures of room decorated in yellow and which I really liked.

This room has lot of yellow but with little beige and white.
But yellow with grey is the most easy to work with. Go through design magazines or websites, you are bound to see something in this combo. Other than rooms, you can spot the colors in rug, pillows, drapes and wallpaper.

How could you forget that we have our powder room done in grey and yellow? But it's more of grey and a shot of yellow.
Do you have outfits in this color combination or have you decorated using these colors?
Our guest bedroom is painted grey and I am using yellows to decorate it. It is a work in progress.

Have a great week ahead.