Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Handle Backed Chairs

I am excited to tell you, I finally made a decision on another pair of chairs for the living room.

I found a pair of chairs with, of all things, a handle on the back.  I was smitten, not only by the handle but...

by the shape of the back and...

  the detail on the legs and arms.

Although the finish wasn't horrible, it was dated.

I have to admit, they were pretty before too.

Sometimes I question my tendency to paint everything but I am committed now to....white? you ask.

Nope!  That was the primer.  Don't ask me why I chose this color other than the fact that I like this color, I don't have a reason.  I didn't have a fabric or a chosen room to put them in when I chose this color.  In fact, at this point, I thought I was going to sell my house and use them in the next place.

But, as many of you have heard, I'm staying put.  So, just recently I made the decision to use these chairs in my living room and I selected a fabric for reupholstering.  

It is not what I had envisioned when I started on these chairs but other colors and patterns in the room dictated a little restraint on these two pieces.

I am glad I didn't attempt to upholstery these myself.  As you can see, the arms had to come off to do the backs and I think I might have zigged when I should have zagged.

I think they look a little tame so I'm thinking a pillow of some sort might be in order. 

Look what I accidentally found when I ran into Walmart for toliet paper and shampoo.  The color looks a little off here, but in reality it blends nicely. 

I was thinking I would make pillows for these chairs, but for now, these will do until I find fabric I really love.

I decided a little sparkle in this room would balance off some of the bling in the dining room.

I like the fact that they don't hide the wall color.

It is a little stiff looking but once I find some things to put on the shelves of the table, it will warm up a bit.

For now I have other things to work on.  And just in case anyone is curious about the sparkle, it came with two 40% off coupons from....Shhhhsh, don't tell....Hobby Lobby 

I am linking to:  Savvy Southern Style 
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  1. This is simply gorgeous! Bellissima!

  2. These look wonderful! They are really unusually shaped. I've never seen a chair with a handle on the back. They look great in the room.

  3. Groovy,I wonder the age of these chairs because very what you did and I get it when patterns can make doing it yourself a pain..again love these chairs

  4. OMG! I have a very similar pair of chairs with handles on the back! The legs are nowhere near as nice but the shape of the chair is almost identical... I have yet to reupholster mine, gotta get on that! Love your update! - Susan