Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shamelessly Showing Off and Vintage Chairs

I'm not sure what exactly I'm shamelessly showing off more - my baby (just turned one!) or my gorgeous vintage chairs! I snagged these (there are two) lovelies off some one's driveway several months ago. I was on my way to my in-laws house when I spotted these two amazing chairs sitting in the driveway of my in-law's neighbor. The second I saw them I turned to my husband and said, "I want those chairs." Five minutes after we got to his parent's I hopped back in the car and drove over to the neighbor's. I couldn't believe my bravado when I rolled down the window and asked if they were throwing them away. They were all set for donation and she said I could have them!!! I couldn't believe my luck. I offered to pay for them, but she said they were mine. EEEeeee! They need recovering in a major way. I don't mind the yellow velor - it grows on me every day - but it's in bad shape. But the overall construction of the chairs is sound and sturdy. And all that button tufting? Don't get me started!

Aren't they amazing? My baby's pretty cute, too, huh? I just need to figure out where their final resting place will be so I can decide on what fabric to reupholster them in. I tend to move furniture around, so I keep thinking of a neutral, but patterned, fabric. But my love of color is screaming to something bold. There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there. How do I decide?
Stay tuned for the completion of my first reupholstery project!


  1. Great chairs! Hey... I have a question about your dyed chevron rug... I tried it this week, and even though it is dry, the dye seems to be rubbing off... did that happen to you?

  2. Free?!? You kidding? What a DEAL!! Can't wait to see what you do with them, I'm sure they'll turn out GREAT.

    And, that daughter of yours is so stinkin' cute! Happy Birthday to her!