Our Slipper Chair arrived in about a week and seemed incredibly simple to put together. But, within a few minutes of opening the box, we realized one of the chair’s legs had a large slit in it. You’ll never believe the customer service! Normally, when you’re dealing with the dentist office, or the City of Fort Worth’s water and sanitation department (dealt with both this week) you end up with a bad headache and no solution, right. Here’s my conversation with Target…
“We ordered the Dolce Lounge Chair and it arrived with one of the legs splitting.”
“I’m sorry. Let me look up your account.”
—Gave her our account information.—
“Our records show that this arrived today.”
“Yes, it did.”
“Alright, I’m sorry you’ll have to wait for another week, but we’ll try to rush you a new Dolce Lounge Chair.”
“Thanks! What should we do with our broken chair.”
“Keep it or throw it away. If that wouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience for you.”
“Um, okay, are you sure!?!?”
“Absolutely, there will be no additional charge. Is there anything else I can do to assist you?”
“No, that will be all, thanks so much.”
—Click. High Five to all Five in the Fam!—
I was seriously shocked! Out came the wood glue, clamps, staple gun and stain pen (I get so much use out of that thing). Within an hour, besides a little cosmetic flaw, it was totally usable again! We had no idea they would remify the situation by giving us another chair! I seriously thought they’d ask if I wanted 10% refunded and that seemed totally fair to me, especially since I’m married to one of the handiest men EVER! What a dream ~ time to do a little rearranging!!!
The armoire found a new home between the two large windows and it’s absolutely perfect there!! The armoire holds all of our blankets and all of my sewing stuff, in case you’re nosey like me! The white couch took a little turn and left me a huge canvas to display pictures with my simple to make ledges designed by Ana White. And my two new lovely Dolce Lounge Chairs facing the couch sets the stage for perfect conversation, don’t you think! And they’re so comfortable, too! Eventually I’d like to make two electric sources on either side of the shelf and mount two sconces on either side. There’s not an overhead light in this room so definitely more light sources are necessary!
The piano is on the wall across from the living room window and the leather ottoman smack in the middle of the couch and chairs is the perfect place for propping legs and getting comfy. The ottoman also opens up and is a huge storage solution for my little obsession ~ magazines. I keep thinking that maybe pinterest will help me get over that obsession, but I’m still not sure?!? If you want to see my pinterest boards I just added a link to the sidebar.
As for the pillows and pretty touches, the white pillows are from Ikea, the gold pillows were on major clearance at Pier 1 and they don’t have them online anymore (maybe in your store ~ they’re real basic and will go with everything) and the splurge was my pop of color was the Embroidered Pillow with Trim, also from Pier 1. I always go for the 12Wx26L sized pillows because they’re so comfortable and stay in place better when the kids throw themselves onto the couch (take a seat has totally different meaning at this house). And the pillow has a removable lining always a plus for a wannabe seamstress! The throw is one of those fuzzy soft faux animal styles in a goldish tone from Target. My Little B and I are all about wrapping in throws when it gets cold. We’ve still never tried Snuggies…any opinions on them!?!?
I was tempted to get this gold feather pillow, too. But as I was moving pillows around staging a couch in Pier 1 (yes, they love me there), feathers were shedding all over the place. Keeping my floors clean during the Autumn months is enough of a challenge with the boys trekking in leaves constantly, I definitely don’t want an accessory that adds to my work load no matter how stinking cute it is!
And for a little Thanksgiving flair, my Pilgrims and Indians were found a few years back at Hobby Lobby. They’re the type that you’re suppose to paint yourself…well, I did, kinda! I took a can of high gloss spray paint and painted the guts out of them! That works, right! And I bet the antlers and peacock feathers don’t surprise you a bit! If you haven’t seen my other Autumn posts, find the label Thanksgiving below and click on it to see all of those posts. Afterall, it isn’t Christmas quite yet, despite what I see when I leave the four walls of my little house!