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Wow, this is the first post in 2009 –  time flies!

Well, bub has arrived safely and he is 10 weeks old today 🙂

The nursery is in operation, but we still have a bit of decorating to do, so that post will have to wait.

This post is about our “outdoor area”, i.e. the balcony.  We haven’t used it at all;  it has been empty since we moved in.  It was retiled a few weeks ago because of building leakage.  That’s what it looks like now with the new tiles.

balcony-2

For my birthday I wanted a sunlounge, so I can sit outside and read a book/have a nap.

Most of the sunlounges we saw are pretty bulky and couldn’t fit in our car.  The delivery charge is so expensive compared to the cost of the sunlounge and it dampens our desire to get one.

Well, we struck it lucky last weekend because we found this at the last shop we went to.

sunlounge1

It’s a fold-up sunlounge!  As you can see it also function as a normal chair (for weekend breakfast etc).

And when I feel like lying down, I can fold out the extension and recline the back of the seat, and PRONTO!

sunlounge2

The recline is adjustable by lifting the chair handles, so I don’t even have to get out of the chair.

It’s very light because the frame is lightweight aluminium, and since it folds up we can bring it home ourselves.  I’ve tested it already and it’s very comfy 🙂

Next on the shopping list is a small table, and a sunshade so that bub can enjoy the outdoors too.

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I didn’t post last Wednesday because J and I were frantically packing for our Gold Coast trip. The weather wasn’t the best up there but we had a relaxing time, which was the important thing.

So, the long-awaited occasional chair has finally arrived! Before I post photos of the chair, I want to take you through our chair selection journey …

Soon after we purchased our sofa, we decided on buying a stand-alone chair.

I didn’t know about the term “occasional chair” until we started shopping. To this day I don’t know what makes a chair “occasional”. Is it because you sit on it occasionally (rather than all the time)? Or because you only sit on it on special occasions? If so, what are those occasions? I googled an answer at some point, but the reasoning was not convincing and I can’t remember what it was anymore.

Our furniture is fairly conventional in design – we wanted the chair to be in a bold style to contrast the clean lines of the lounge room. So began our hunt for a funky chair.

J and I saw Matt Blatt‘s replica designer chairs in a home magazine and thought they were a lot of fun. Here are some of the chairs on offer.

The Egg Chair

Egg Chair

The Ball Chair

Ball Chair

The Garden Egg Chair – it closes to form an egg!

Garden Egg Chair

Eames Lounge Chair

Eames Lounge Chair

Corona Chair

Corona Chair

I went to the showroom one day. Unfortunately none of them were particularly comfortable and the fabric used to line the Ball Chair wasn’t up to standard. It was a shame.

There was also an interesting chair at Jimmy Possum:

Jimmy Possum chair 1

Jimmy Possum chair 2

Alas, the ~$3500 price tag wasn’t as attractive. Also, the colour of the chair didn’t work with our red feature wall.

So, what did we get? You’ll have to come back for part 2 😉

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