Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Living Room: Time-Out Chairs

It's not too often I shop ebay for furniture....but in this case it totally paid off!  Most of the time shipping costs for furniture make any potential good deal a bust, but.....then these popped up...

$20.....for a pair.....and located near me.  Meant. To. Be.

Sure, the existing fabric was less than desirable, and there were broken springs and questionable foam (yuck!)....but the frame was in perfect condition and I was up for the challenge!  I should probably give a shout out to my husband for the demo process of the chairs.  There were *at least* 72 million staples holding that ugly fabric on.  *Someone* wanted to make sure it wasn't going to come off easy!! They succeeded.  My fingers were literally bleeding as a result of the staple removal process, so he offered to help! What a guy.... :)

On to the fun part....picking out new fabric! There were two criteria that had to be met for the fabric on this chair:

1) It had to coordinate with the crewel print already being used in the room.  (See ottoman below)

2) It had to be strong on it's own, but not overpowering.

The fabric I selected was Artissimo in Navy, manufactured by PKaufmann.

It's still available here!  Awhile back I spotted a similar fabric used here by one of my favorite designers...Sarah Richardson!  I knew I liked her... ;-)

One thing I love about this type of chair is the opportunity to use a contrast fabric on the back!  For these chairs I used Le Zebre from Brunschwig and Fils.

I love the way they turned out!!

As a sidenote....I'll also confess that these lovlies are the "time-out" chairs in our house....  Sometimes they are the most used chairs of the day!! Ha!  At least the kiddos get to sit and reflect on their actions in style?!?  :)  Maybe I'll put myself in time-out....


1 comment:

  1. LOVE that fabric! Now where could I put it?... :)