...in my new dining room chairs. Well, actually, you can't actually sit in them quite yet.
Last Wednesday my mom, best friend and I visited a magical land chock full of unfinished chair frames for only $60 each. Yes, 60$. Amazing, I know. Unfortunately the guy who owned it told us they were trying to sell off their remaining chairs and would not be restocking them :( Imagine beautiful chairs stacked a story tall and anything you can imagine! Heaven. After 2 hours of digging, lifting, maneuvering, and scratching our heads these four lovelies came home with me. I know some of you out there might be wondering, "Why are there four different chairs?" Well, I love the imperfection of mismatched furniture, the look that says, "We have been gathered from other parts of the house and thrown together, and somehow we just work." We call it the layered look. I am currently gathering images of chairs to try and gather my ideas, will post them later! Have a wonderful Monday!
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."