The chair hangs opposite the door to her bedroom, so it is the first thing you see when walking down the hallway. Such an inviting view, you can understand why I like to sneak in and swing there.
I ordered the chair from Serena & Lily on a 20% off sale, but even then it is a splurge. And worth it. The whole family loves this chair and my daughter especially. She reads books in it, sits in it while thinking and twirling her hair, and uses it as her place to go pout. Side note: I really like the frown on the cat pillow because it kind of reminds me of her when she pouts. Second side note: my sister made that bunny, which is not only well-loved but adorable.
Hanging this chair was super quick and easy, unlike the bed I built for her room which was easy but not as quick. The chair comes with the rope which was perfect for our barely over 8′ ceilings. We installed the chair by finding a ceiling joist and marking it, pre-drilling a hole, then twisting a 4 3/4″ eye hook into the joist. Use a screwdriver through the eye to really twist the hook into the joist. Make sure the eye is flush to the ceiling. Now check out these manly arms (NOT mine) in action.
Ignore the chipped plaster on the ceiling. I didn’t even bother to touch it up as it is completely covered by the rope. After attempting to rely on our knowledge of knots from long-ago sailing classes, we just went for multiple basic knots. So far the knots haven’t budged an inch despite swinging by kids and adults alike. Then we wrapped the ends of the rope into the knots. It looks beefy, but I’m okay with that.
We hung the chair at kid-height, but it is pretty comfy for adults, too. Especially when you get to kick up your heels on this pouf.
Because it is a kid’s room, I added a basket full of kid toys but with a lid so I don’t have to see them. Neat freaks rejoice (that’s me). The books are read often and the lid is easy for kids to take on and off.
The corner is finished with a cactus print. I just like a nod to California in every room and luckily my daughter is all over that too. I got the print in an 18×24 size but went for an over-large frame and mat. I cut the mat myself which turned out a-okay, especially if you don’t look too closely. It is a pretty cost-efficient way of turning a smaller piece of art into a larger statement piece.
Now that you’ve got the scoop on the chair I’m off to hang around. Literally. I’ve got to sneak in some swing time before my daughter catches me…
And lest you think this room is all downhill after this, I’ve got a few other fun things planned so stay tuned. I’ll be back later with a “how to” build the loft bed and then next week will share another update on her room. A gallery wall, I think. In the meantime, are you guys following the designers and bloggers in this season’s One Room Challenge? So amazing. If you spent your entire weekend checking out all the other rooms in the challenge you wouldn’t be sorry…