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Do you have a favorite piece of furniture? Take a picture, show and tell!
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This is a great question, because furniture can be so fun. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to collect pieces to furnish a house to resemble an Alice In Wonderland cottage. Did you know, there is a company out there who makes such pieces? Indeed, there is! However, they’re costly. Not only is this due to their uniqueness but also the differences in building them. Each piece is bent, painted in bold colors, and evokes surrealism. Mass producing them takes a different means, sort of.
Furniture along the same lines are to be found on Etsy. These handmade pieces fit into such surreal décor perfectly, too. Each one made by hardworking artisans asks a fair price for the labor and creativity. I just don’t make enough. At least, I don’t make enough to outfit a whole home with such things. It would take many years. Yes, I have thought about turning my art skills to making them myself.
How would someone go about doing that? I’d rather find pieces via thrifting or garage sales and refinish them. My carpentry skills, despite a few turns at woodshop in school, aren’t up to snuff for furniture making. The amount of time it would take to learn this new skill would draw me too far off the path from writing and the art I currently do. I already work full time, going into vocational skills learning would really be too much to commit to. These skills are not easy to learn and hone. It takes master craftsman decades to get there. That’s why the pieces are worth so much and it is fair to ask such prices.
Not to despair, I did find a piece, although it is mass produced, but it fit in my budget. I tape most of my vlogs in this chair. I’ve draped a rug over the seat that used to lay under the dishes of my dog Max, because it reminds me of the little guy. To accent it, I have placed a large Mickey Mouse head pillow. It really just suits me. The chair isn’t the most comfortable spot on the house. That’s my the chair that used to serve as the nursing chair when my daughter was an infant. I used that to work from now, having covered it in a burgundy slip cover and Doctor Who Blanket.
Although my scroll-back button chair isn’t all that comfy, it makes me happy. I love to look at it from across the room and imagine it sitting among other similar pieces in a whimsical living room. Someday! Right now, it provides a flashy seat for my vlogs and puts a warm smile on my face. That’s perfectly enough.
Let’s hop on over via the links below to see what the other authors’ favorite pieces of furniture are. I know I’m curious!