However last week I saw something on ebay I knew I had to have, but I just didn't have the money before the auction ended. I watched the time ticking down and I knew it would be snatched up cos it was sooo fabulous... But no, no one bid! I have no idea why, although I have to admit you need the correct place to accomodate this particular piece of furniture he he!!
I give you, my new cocktail chair
I love it and it was a real bargain at £15! It's very heavy, very sturdy and also swivels like a proper bar chair should!
Here are a couple of close ups.
I know some people would think this tacky but we LOVE it! Once we clear the stock from the business, we'll be able to move our dining table back into the dining room - which is still the stock room til it's gone - and where the dining table was we're going to create a little cocktail area in the living room, I cannot wait. It'll be a while but when I saw this, it was a sign that it was the right thing to do. It is such quality, the chair itself is really deep and comfortable, I can't wait to sit on it sipping a cocktail in wintertime, I shall have to wear something glam for sure!
Now the only problem with it is that someone has written on the seat with what looks like permanent pen, oh yeah stupid huh? Here's a pic
It's not hideous but obviously I'd like to remove it. The thing is the previous owner said she tried to remove it with normal household cleaner, it's only when you look at a close up pic that you can see this has done a little damage, you can't see this in person, I only saw it when I took the pic. Anyway it clearly didn't work, so dear reader, any clues as to how to get permanent pen off vintage vinyl without damaging it? Any advise would be gratefully received, don't forget I'm in the UK though, so only UK products only please, I only say this as I know US stuff can be amazing, but we just can't get it :o(
So where does the powder puff come in?
Well a couple of weeks ago I treated myself to something I've been wanting to try for ages, Coty Airspun powder, I bought it from ebay in the States and when it arrived I wanted to use it straight away, it smelt divine and looked amazing and I have heard excellent reports about it.