Old chair with a new seat cover

Hello all!

Did you ever buy fabric that you really loved but put it away in a closet and forgot about it?  Of course you have! Not!  Well, that’s exactly what I did.  I had it stashed away and just found it today. Anyway my mother in law purchased these two sweet little chairs in 1970 at a auction.  I’m sure they were old when she bought them so I’m guessing possibly 80 years old more or less.

They are so old that…….

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The poor things were so stained and tired,

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Did you notice the little rollers on their front legs?  

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Even though I absolutely love all of the painted furniture out there in bloggy land, these little chairs aren’t going to have any major cosmetic lifts.  I think they are going to stay natural and grow old gracefully. :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here’s to a great week!

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15 comments:

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your chair is awesome!! Love the bright red of the fabric!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful chair AND fabric! I am working on some old chairs right now, too. Love what you did. Linda

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mary,
Thank the Good Lord you didn't paint those sweet little chairs!! I love what you did do to them, though. The fabric is just perfect and so is that nail head trim. :o)
Have a wonderful week!!
Fondly,
Ann
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The Tattered Tassel

Pat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It turned out soooo beautiful! I love it!

xinex said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how pretty! I love the new upholstery, you did a great job!...Christine

jilly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That beautiful chair does not need painting and I'm glad you think the same thing. The fabric looks as if it was meant for that chair alone. Beautiful job.

blessings,jilly
visiting from cottage instincts

Joan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your chair. I need to reupholster my Victorian pieces. They look tired and worn. I could never paint that natural wood, either. Stop by Applejack Lane if you have the chance

LV said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great job on the remodeling of this chair. You picked just the right color as well. Nice job.

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am with you. That is a beautiful chair, and paint would ruin it! You did a great job!

Nora Johnson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love all that gorgeous Red fabric -the chair looks great!
Happy Rednesday!
Lola & Nora:)
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~~Carol~~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They just don't make furniture like they used to! You can tell that they are solid, and very well made, and you've updated them so beautifully with that fun fabric. Have I ever bought some fabric that I loved, and packed it away? Why, yes I have! Lots of it. In fact I just got rid of a bunch of it about a month ago, because it was out of control!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sally Annie Magundy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful transformation, I love your chairs and "forgotten and found" fabric!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Melody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mary. Love the redo. I think those chairs are older than 1930 tho. We have a buffet in the same wood and lines as your chairs....and wheels...I think they are from the turn-of-the-century. In their day they were the first mass produced furniture that was mobile.

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice...turned out beautiful...blessings

Sherrie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I definitely would not paint them. The new cushion is fabulous, but somethings are better left as they are. Beautiful chair.

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