THE KING AND I



On this Father’s Day, as you’re whipping up celebrations for the special “Dads” in your life, I am sharing a little story of a recent “joint gift” that I gave my husband.  You know…the kind of gift that’s sort of for him but mostly for you (or in this case — moi!).  Let’s begin with this snap of my kitchen, where I’ll ask you to take special note of my counter stools.

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At first blush, they might just look like two Laura Kirar for McGuire counter stools.  Pleasant enough…but what’s the big deal?  For me, they represent a huge victory in the battle to rid my life of several ill proportioned, dingy bar stools that have haunted me for several moves now.  Each time I attempted to hide them in some far off corner my husband would unearth them and bring them back into the fold.  Surely, with the chic Laura Kirar stools safely installed I would finally wave goodbye to a pair of these?

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WRONG! Until recently, my husband would come home from work and haul one of these in from the garage, extolling the virtues of the padded back, ample proportions and comfy arm rests.  Come again?  Hadn’t we finally let these go?  Wasn’t it just a matter of time until I found them a new, productive life thanks to “Greenwich Trading” or Craigslist?

And then…I  took a moment for a little introspection.  Who was I to banish the one seat in the house that my better half clung to for dear life?  In my sea of animal print, fretwork and raspberry silk velour isn’t the king of the castle entitled to one humble throne?  Couldn’t I yield on just this one point?

Yeah…I guess I could.

So with the help of my designer the battered and bruised bar stool got a sorely needed makeover with a crisp blue stripe

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and a simple grosgrain ribbon detail.

Detail

Now, it sits proudly alongside the Laura Kirar stools in a happy jumble at our counter.

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It’s the kind of imperfect perfection that makes a house a home.  If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is.  Happy Father’s Day to all of the awesome Dads out there — especially my own!

xo,

Cath

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THIS AND THAT… RATTLE AND HUM
THIS AND THAT…
RATTLE AND HUM

Comments to “THE KING AND I”


  1. Love your kitchen and I love the blue and white strip fabric you selected. It all looks fresh and welcoming. Hope you and your family had a great Father’s Day.

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      Thank you, Celeste! I hope your family did too. The meal you were preparing sounded divine!