I got this tete-a-tete a while ago and they have been sitting in my hoarding room AKA a room filled with chairs. If you know me, you know I can't just leave things alone as they are. I want this piece to feel like a piece of art that you can actually sit on and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Here are a few of my inspirations.
This beautiful settee is what sparked it all. I was blown away by the shape of the settee and also the fabric. I mean look at that sketch on the upholstery. It is the kind of piece that demand attention. This brings us to my next inspiration.
You all know my obsession with daybeds. It only makes sense that I would turn this tete-a-tete into a daybed. Not only for its comfort but I need the larger space to use as my canvas. So I am going to be building a middle section that will fit in between the two chairs. The chairs will be facing each other like the picture. Instead of the ottoman, here is what I am thinking.
The middle section will be a chair of its own. I am going to build a completely upholstered chair with a curve back that will flow seamlessly between the two tete-a-tete. Did I lose you? I know. I am a bit crazy. Now here is the most exciting part about the chairs. Since I was first introduced to sculpting and art, I have been crazy about Michelangelo and Sistine chapel ceiling. My most favorite part of the ceiling is the creation of Adam.
I love this sketch. I don't know if this is possible but this is what I am thinking. All three pieces are going to get upholstered in a thick canvas. I am going to print this sketch onto the canvas and somehow make it flow from one chair to another. What do you think?? Do I even make any sense? Probably not. Anyway, this is what keeping me up at night. On the less crazier note, we are still loving our daybed. The girls are constantly fighting over it. Here is Aurora.
Just in case you might be interested in building your very own daybed, I put together a Hometalk "DIY Daybeds" board. Are you on Hometalk? I love it so much! I am always blown away by amazing home and garden projects on there.
Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer! We are so ready for Halloween! We kind of do it big here. : )