I’ve said it.
It’s a little embarrassing.
I know I don’t have need of One. More. Chair.
But then I find myself loading another beauty into the car.
I’ve thought about this for a while—to reveal my obsession.
Or is it a sickness—?
I’ve collected too many things while back here by family. So, I’m moving into a bigger storage unit. Which highlights the craziness—EVEN TO ME.
Deep breath. Here goes. Don’t judge me, please.
I found this at the St Vinnie’s ½ price day sale–I paid $4.
I “refreshed” the wood finish, then sent it over to my favorite upholstery-ladies, Katie & Jane, to work their magic! They rebuilt the seat with springs and webbing, and added the nailhead detail for me! I l-o-v-e these ladies!
I found this chair in a Thrift/wanna-be-Antique Store. $40.
It was stained the strangest color of green and had a floral seat. OMG- Y U C K! (forgot a before pic)
I had it stripped, but I refinished it, then sent it to the upholstery-ladies to be recovered in linen–that I had embroidered with my monogram!
Below was only a frame– $65.
I found it at Hunt & Gather, in Minneapolis— you would LOVE this store! There were originally 3 frames, they said. Why would anyone leave just the 1 behind–? But, thank you!
The frame was perfect, and that’s more of my favorite fabric from back home! Katie & Jane took charge of the whole project for me!
—I had a really cool settee. Stripped it-refinished it-reupholstered it-Quite beautiful!
But then- I traded it for ↓this one↓—and had to start all over.
- Katie and Jane (st)ripped it down to the frame.
- I had it stripped- and I refinished it.
- Then it went back to the ladies to re-build it and upholster.
“a beautiful white dress
with a green wrap!”
*BTW, the cushion is all down!
If you, too,
L U V chairs,
this is—Part One
Please, tell me I’m not alone!