Despite the unintended radio silence, life has continued to move along even if I fail to chronicle much of it here on the blog. The past weekend, though, I finally had a development worthy of writing about: the vintage open-arm chairs that I found for a song at an auction last year came back from the upholsterer's!
To fully appreciate the transformation, let's take a look at what they looked like up until very recently:
Not very stylish, huh? The pair of open-armed tub chairs were a bargain that I found at an auction back in March 2013. The pair only set me back $130 and, though the fabric desperately needed help, the unique shape intrigued me.
We lived with them for about a year before I settled on a soft fawn-colored cotton velvet to recover them in. Cotton velvets are affordable and are available in a wide range of hues--two attributes that sold me on the idea. With fabric in hand, we drove the chairs (and our tufted sofa...which is still in process) to the upholsterer's.
I couldn't have been more thrilled to receive the email on Friday notifying me that the chairs were ready...but I was even more thrilled to see how beautifully they turned out.
We removed the back cushion entirely, and instead opted for a fitted back with only two buttons. The worn-out seat foam was replaced, guaranteeing a few more decades of comfort.
(all via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
While there's still so much to do, I'm happy in the incremental progress we continue to make in this important room in our home. There's few things that make me more pleased than a well-done upholstery project!
Happy Monday, everyone. How have you all been? I've missed you terribly!