I found this darling pair of chairs at Goodwill awhile back-
they were pretty crusty and had stiff old fabric on them-
but they had great lines and exposed wood frames.
I loved the rolled back and the size- nice and dainty and there were a pair!
I LOVE symmetry!
The best thing was the price- they were only $5.00 each.
I started originally taking them apart and was thinking of red toile so I stapled a few pieces on- but didn't love it- I was uninspired for how I wanted to finish them and so left the project for a bit and then got busy with other stuff.
Well, into the shed they went.
Where they sat... and sat... and sat...
Then I found a charming cottage brown floral upholstery fabric at my favorite upholstery fabric store and so
I pulled them out of the shed and started up the re-do.
I left the wood frames in their original finish.
At first I was thinking they are a bit too granny-ish in the fabric choice- but found an inspiration photo in a favorite design book.
The chairs were very similar in lines and style and the fabric was a brown based floral.
Easy for fitting into several different schemes because the background is somewhat neutral.
So I decided to go for it and that the fabric would be perfect...
I am already thinking of changing it again... aye...
The back is button tufted and the braided gimp trim adds a nice finish along the edges of the wood.
So far I have only gotten one of the chairs done, but will be tackling the second soon.
I am thinking they would look great in the little sitting area in the hall/study area on the way to the master bedroom with a table in between stacked with design books and magazines!
(joining the fun over at Funky Junk Interiors for the SNS!)