Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Before & After: Vintage Chairs

 Today, I thought I would share a little "before & after" action.  We bought these vintage chairs a long time ago and only recently pulled them out of storage. 

Even in the "before" pics, you can see the fabulous lines and classic silhouette.  The solid wood frames were painted black at some point in their lifetime.  But, I have to say, the way the finish has worn and weathered over the years has created the most PERFECT look.  I don't think we could have replicated this worn matte finish if we tried.   Both chairs needed new filling, and the old yellow chenille left much to be desired.  So, off to the upholsterer they went. 

In regards to upholstery, we chose a Parlor Textiles floral print that we've used before.  It's a hardy cotton blend that upholsters beautifully.  Plus, it has a chic border that we knew would look tremendous on the arm.

So, here's what they look like now..

Pretty, right?  These beauties will look excellent in our client's home.  Furniture makeovers are my favorite kind of makeovers. 


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artistswriter said...

I love the re-upholstery. Excellent choice of fabric. The small print on arms is a great touch. I would have redone the wood, though, first with chalk paint. Otherwise, great job!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous! Follow you on Instagram.

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