I'm excited to say that I finally found my perfect little settee for my sunroom. It just fits so charming in the room and goes very well with the rest of the house decor. It makes the narrow space larger, since I sold my large chair and a half. I was looking all over for it, and I had a budget. Did I go above my budget? Shamefully to say...I did. But it's a floor model and I did get a really good deal on it and was able to negotiate the price. The scalloped-edge back was what sold me and after I stopped by this store and saw a very similar piece at a very ridiculous price...well I had to buy it. In the future I may make some changes to create more depth--like get a colorful rug or paint the wainscoting. But right now I'm content.
Oh, by the way. I searched everyday on craiglist for a settee to reupholster and found a lot of cute pieces, but when it came down to it I didn't have the guts (or the time!) to take on the project. Now I'm second guessing that after my friend Mary told me about this blog with step-by-step instructions on how to reupholster a chair.