So I think it’s time for some audience participation on the blog! I really love vintage peacock chairs like these:
Don’t they look fantastic? Unfortunately, they are also quite expensive. Beautiful things often are! They are also very, very large and I don’t have anywhere to fit one. But I happened across a child size vintage peacock chair on EBay! The perfect solution. Here is the chair that I found:
I loved it so much I just bought it. It only occurred to me after I had it that this chair is not really suitable for two little boys. I am all for not stereotyping my boys and I often dress them in pink, Will has a baby girl doll (inventively named “Baby”), etc etc. But this is a very pretty chair. And I don’t want the boys to kill it. Will is a cannonball and Alex is a climber. I did manage to protect it from Will for a year but Alex has been the deciding factor for having to move this chair on to a new home. He climbs. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. Including this chair. Which is made of wicker/rattan and is very, very light. It tips over in a good wind, let alone with a one year old on it. There have been one too many head bumps, so it has to go.
This is where the audience participation comes in! I am going to paint this chair and wanted to offer up two ideas:
– Firstly, do you have a little girl whose room would look gorgeous with a chair like this? I offer this beautiful image from Down That Little Lane as inspiration:
This chair retails for $399 at DTLL. If anyone would like to have a similar chair, I’d love to sell mine for a bargain price of $90. I will paint it in any colour you like! You could go with bright pink as above, or turquoise, yellow, mint green, clean white – the options are endless 🙂 If anyone would like to add this chair to their child’s room, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Obviously, you will need to live in Sydney to take up this offer, so that I can deliver the chair to you! Feel free to share this post with anyone you think might be interested in buying the chair – the more the merrier. First in, gets the chair!
– Secondly, in case no one does want the chair for themselves, please leave me a comment with what colour you would like to see it painted in! If I don’t get any takers in the next week or so for buying the chair, I will tally up the votes (so please, please, please leave a comment with your vote!) and that will determine the colour. Then I will EBay it and we will see how we go in selling our joint effort!