A Balancing Act With A Chair

A balancing act with a chair?

No, I am not balancing a chair from the tips of my fingers.

I was a bit unsure with the look of my newly refreshed sitting area

in the Master Bedroom.

After much contemplation, I realized this is what it needed

after I took the side tables away and added the plant stands.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

Another chair to balance the other side of the area.

You should see my attic. There are chairs hanging from the rafters.

But this chair was not hanging . . .

I recently acquired this beautiful chair by Maitland Smith from my friend Martha.

Side Chair/Antique French Buffet - Housepitality Designs

The chair originally had a  cream colored moray fabric and as you have seen above,

I recovered it with the blue and cream buffalo check to match the other chair.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

After I recovered the chair seat and placed it in the sitting area,

it was evident that I achieved that balance that I so needed.

I certainly do not need that many “seats” in the sitting area,

but it looks pretty!! 🙂 …. and the chairs have a less of a “heavy” feel in that area.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

So what did you think of my “balancing act” ???

I want to wish you a great weekend!

Lots of my painting projects are on hold.

Which involves completing my sweeties room.

It is becoming more painful for me to hold a paint brush to paint for any length of time.

I knew surgery was in my future and now it has been scheduled for this month.

I have been putting this off for way too long . . . says the surgeon.

Have a most beautiful day everyone!!

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  1. I love those checked chairs added to the space to add that “pretty”!

  2. Can we ever have two many chairs? And chairs covered in blue buffalo check? I think not! Beautiful room Shirley! Have a great weekend!
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  3. I love both of those chairs. I also think it’s a treat for ourselves to have something pretty to look at even if it’s not needed practically. I hope your surgery goes well. Sorry you have to have it.

  4. Shirley, so sorry you have to have surgery…wishing you a quick recovery time! The chairs are perfect, I have several Maitland Smith pieces and the quality is superb! Happy weekend!
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  5. your bedroom is so gorgeous.

  6. I love buffalo check and the chair looks perfect. Your bedroom is so pretty and restful. I would love to know the color on your walls, please.

  7. Your chairs look beautiful in your sitting area. They are the perfect touch! I love the buffalo check fabric. I hope that you get to feeling better soon. You need to take care of yourself. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!!
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  8. That blue buffalo check is gorgeous! Makes me think maybe it would be the perfect thing on my living room chair, if I ever recover it. Love those 2 little pillows too!!! Now, is it carpal tunnel surgery you are having??? Have a good weekend, hopefully with not too much pain:(:( XO
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    • Yes, Carpal Tunnel Pinky….but I have waited too long to have this that I have lost some muscle mass and strength in my hand….I always procrastinate thinking it will go away!!!…
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      • Dawn Pinnataro says

        Good luck on your carpal tunnel surgery…I too waited ‘too long’ and had serious loss of muscle and strengh in BOTH my hands (though the left ended up being the worse because I overused the left to protect my right, being right handed). Anyways, I hope you do better than I did. My CT came back within 6 months of surgery. I just wear braces to sleep and do my best to not ‘overdo’ though I had to give up my embroidery/cross stitch – just too much. I still paint but take lots of breaks while doing projects. I wish lots of GOOD LUCK!!!

      • Oh no, I am so sorry. I hope the surgery makes a big difference for you!!!
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  9. I like the chairs very much – they look great.

    I am so sorry to hear about your surgery – guess it is carpel tunnel, right? I wish you a very successful surgery.

    Have a great weekend.


  10. May your surgery be safe and your recovery complete.

  11. The chairs are perfect there! Best wishes on your surgery!
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  12. Looks great to me. Prayers for a successful surgery.

  13. Wonderful change. a great weekend.

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  14. Praying that the Lord will give you a speedy recovery. I ve had that pain and it is very painful! I only had the shots and I am well. Take care of yourself.

  15. SHERRY MYERS says

    Lovely chair, Shirley. Perfect for that corner, and I love the pretty blue and white. You got quite a few treasures from your friend, Martha didn’t you? I know you miss her, but what a wonderful way to keep her close. I will pray that your surgery will correct your problem. My friend had surgery in her hand about four months ago, and she is so glad she did not put it off any longer. She is doing great. I am sure you will too! Have a pleasant weekend! Thank you for sharing your bedroom tweak.

  16. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    This is such a pretty area, love the check seats

  17. I don’t think you can ever have too many chairs. But I have a chair addiction so don’t go by me. I love the blue and white buffalo check. It is the quick and easy updates that do so much to change the look. I love your sitting area.
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  18. YIKES on the surgery! Wishing you well with that Shirley. Your sitting area looks so cozy. I love the chair.
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  19. Hi, Shirley. Love your bedroom: I wish a had a big enough one to have to worry about a balancing act with chairs! I love want you’ve done with your room: colors, furniture choices and bed linens! It all looks great! Good luck with your surgery. I’m so glad they have a way to correct the problem nowadays. It will make such a difference for you. My cousin had it done, and never regretted it! Take care and take it slow! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  20. bobbi duncan says

    Sending you prayers of healing and a speedy recovery, Shirley. In 2006 and 2007 I had both wrists done because the pain got so unbearable, to the point of severe burning. I don’t have the hand strength I once had, but glad I had the surgery. I love your new gorgeous chair with it’s divine upholstery.

  21. I love the Buffalo check on your newly acquired chairs Shirley! Sorry to hear you’ll be having surgery…wishing you a speedy recovery!
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  22. Shirley, I love those chairs, Same fabric, same color and slightly different styling. What a pretty combo they make. And they have seemed to find a happy and beautiful home in your bedroom sitting area! LOVE them! I really missed you at Haven this year!!!!! Please, come back next year!

  23. As a fellow chair addict, I mean lover, I applaud you! It looks amazing, a beautiful combination. Praying for you for the surgery, too, my new friend. xo Lidy

  24. Both chairs are lovely just were you placed them… I like the subtle colors in the room with the blue chair squares is set…
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  25. I love the buffalo check on those chairs! They are perfect for that spot! I hope that you have a very speedy recovery with your surgery!

  26. Love the chair and the balance, I had the type of surgery you are having done on each hand this year. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. Some quick tips. Use mederma for your incision once the stitches are out. Also rub the area a few times a day to keep the skin supple and free moving. For me, no more numbness, pain and my strength has improved a lot. Good luck! Enjoy the freedom that returns to you. ??

  27. Nice balance. I adore buffalo checks. The wall color is lovely.
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