On Friday, Chris (my hubby) and I went down to the Scott Antiques
Market in Atlanta. If you have never been to Scott's- it's AMAZING!! You walk up and down hundreds of aisles with hundreds of people with hopes of finding that unique treasure that you just can't go home without. They have prints, guns (Chris' favorite), silver, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and the list goes on and on.
This trip to Scott's wasn't just for pure pleasure... it was to try and find the first "chair" for my new (yes, I'm trying something new AGAIN) venture and to get information on having a booth rental so that I can sell these chairs. I have been toying with the idea of reupholstering antique chairs with "flair" for almost a year now. So, I finally marked a date in my calendar to roll out with my very small inventory... the date... August 11th!
I did find several fabulous chairs that would be perfect for "still working on a name," but just couldn't pay the hefty price tag of $2200. So... we left there and I hit every salvage and antiques store this side of 285 with no luck. I decided to try this little consignment store about a mile from my house and I hit the mother load!! I didn't have to drive all over Georgia to find the first chair after all! So... meet "her" (still working on her name):
She has really ugly fabric- some sort of weird bird. It sort of reminds me of what my grandmother would have if she owned a beach house
I went fabric shopping today and here is what she will be recovered in. I traded one weird bird fabric in for another (but mine is much more fun)!!
A sneak peek of all of the fabrics that will used...
I am super excited to get started... but I need some help making some decisions!
1). What should I name this little chair company-
I have been playing with
"chair-olo-gie : The art of creative seating"
Flint Design Company and still name the chair portion something
"chaired," This way I can tie into design jobs and have chairs on the side. I could piggy back on Divine Living Interiors but I have been playing with different names since I am super slow right now. Plus, I thought that maybe Divine Living Interiors lends itself to more residential type of projects where "Flint Design Company" is much more broad. I. Don't. Know!! So ANY help, opinions, suggestions, etc. would be awesome!