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COTTAGE CHAIRS PROJECT

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.
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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...
for now!
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!)

8 comments

  1. ooooh, that chair is fantastique! you are so talented! thanks for visiting my blog, cottage romance and for leaving a comment on my old wicker chair!

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  2. good job! nice save on a couple of old chairs!
    gail

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  3. Girl I love your blog...how fun and I also love Victorian antiques...I just became a follower..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. Oh! What a pretty little thing! LOVE the fabric choice too! This one would have me running up to it for a nice sit! Really lovely.

    Donna

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  5. The chair is fabulous and I really love your fabric choice. I am partial to florals. You did such a great job!

    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  6. Hello...

    Ohhhh...what beautiful chairs! You sure did get a great deal on them and I love the lines of these pretty chairs! I'm a huge fan of toile but after seeing that gorgeous brown floral fabric, I think you made the right choice! They turned out beautifully!!! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  7. This turned out gorgeous and I love that fabric! I'm having fun visiting your posts. I found you from a comment I saw you left on Kristin's recent blog post.

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  8. love the floral. i think id probably do a bit brighter. but... i still like the toile. thanks for sharing. great steal on those babes huh!!!!

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