Earlier this year, I stumbled upon these AMAZING little side chairs on an antiquing trip. Even though they were missing some buttons and the yellow velvet upholstery had seen better days, I knew they had great potential. So, we bought them and hoarded them away for a future makeover.
And finally, their time has come!
When choosing an upholstery fabric, I wanted something simple and sleek. So, I stayed away from patterns and prints (although, I was tempted to pick a pinstripe), and I landed on a luxurious chocolate linen with a subtle grey undertone. I wanted the fabric to almost blend with the color of the wood frame, so all the focus was directed at the gorgeous diamond tufting.
I picked up the two chairs from our upholsterer this week, and I'm beyond thrilled with the result...
Here are the chairs BEFORE:
And, this is what they look like today:
In addition to the new upholstery, we had them completely re-stuffed. They now have brand new springs, and they're SO comfortable. For the finishing touch, we picked an antique brass nailhead to trim out the legs. Just a little bit of sparkle goes a long way.