Monday, March 8, 2010

Chairs, chairs, chairs ...

When I walked into my parents house over the weekend, I saw these chairs. We had come upon these chairs while shopping in one my favorite stores in Delaware and I mentioned how great the turquoise fabric on them was. We took a look at the price and it was on the high side, so we left. At some point, my parents went back for them and they had dropped the price so they bought them. This isn't my house, but I picked out the curtains, sea picture (another "junk" find), wall color, and even the hardwood color! Its fun decorating someone else's house. And, check out that incredible jade plant. My dad has probably had that plant for over 25 years. I kill indoor plants including several jade babies that came from this plant.

Speaking of chairs, I picked this one up last year and its been in my parents house ever since. Its not exactly the color I want but I have plans for that.

I love all the wood carving detail and the nailhead trim ...

I haven't brought it home because I'm sure it will cost half as much to reupholster where my parents live.
So, when I saw this chair in the thrift store, I snatched it up because colors like this were what I had in mind ..

(Photo: Layla Grace)

I was thinking of painting the frame blue, but I might go pale grey instead since its more neutral. I didn't think the white fabric was a good idea, but I came across a blog post (can't remember where!) of someone using outdoor fabric to reupholster a chair to make it stain resistant. Great idea!

Hopefully, I can get this done sometime soon!


  1. Nice chair, it will look nice when you are finished with it. Can't wait for your post. sandi

    Hello to the two angels...xxoo Oma sandi

  2. I'd love to see the before and after- great project!

  3. Ooh I love a good chair redo! Upholstery costs so much in the area. I'm thinking of trying to do it myself. I'm also going to check out your list of local treasure hunting stores.


  4. I love the chairs in your post! The orange chair is really, really interesting. Can't wait til you post the after pictures. Hey, I really like the hardwood floor color in your first picture, too!

  5. It's a gorgeous chair and will be beautiful painted and upholstered! Can't wait to see it.

  6. I bet it will look lovely - post before and afters for us.


  7. I really like the details on your chair too. I totally agree that gray is the way to go - much softer than blue, and will go with so many more colours. It will look very swedish vintage when you are done.

  8. I can't wait to see how this turns out! I'm jealous that your parents are able to keep that plant alive - it's gorgeous. I can't seem to manage to keep any house plants alive in our place :(


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