Antique Chair Anticipation

By: Ashleigh

I have to tell you about possibly my favorite finds yet. Also the ones I am most excited about fixing up.

This pair of antique chairs.


I had stalked a similar pair on CL but due to a snowstorm wasn't able to get to them before someone else snagged them. I was heart broken. But thankfully, I am a diligent Craigslister and found another pair not long after.  This was the picture listed in the ad:


A round back, sleek curvy legs. Everything I wanted! And the pair was $37. Can't beat that.

So I hustled down to the antique store as soon as it opened and snatched them up. The next challenge: fitting them in to my tiny two-door car! My furniture shopping is severely hindered by my lack of transportational space. But I made it work. It was like solving a puzzle!


I've got big plans for these babies and I'll be blogging about it every step of the way. I just couldn't wait any longer to share them. So here are some before pictures:

This picture makes it look better than it really is.
The foam under there is a hard, crumbly mess.

I love the nail head detail right here. I'm going to try to recreate that when I reupholster them.
As you can see the finish is in pretty rough condition.
The backs of them might be my favorite part.
Actually, this little plate that says "a decorator chair" is my favorite and I will definitely find a way to put that back on. I love it.

I'm excited to take these on. It will definitely be the most challenging project I've tackled to date, but I'm confident! I'll be blogging about them periodically as I work on them between classes, work and my internship.


PS: Please go check out lovely Lisa's Blog Informal Home. She's been the sweetest blogger, welcoming us to the blogging world and offering constant support!

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Suesan said...

I love them! Even though I am currently on chair overload, I probably would have fought you for them if I had been around. :D If you need any help with them, give me a holler. I'm happy to help. I've done tufted things before if you're going to do that. It's not a hard process.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

What beauties! I share you vision for them. Can't wait to see what you do.

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

whooowa...loves those!! Nice find.


Lisa said...

Love the chairs, you find the most amazing things. Lol @ the loading up like a puzzle - the story of my life. Can't wait to see them after you've worked your magic.

Lisa x

Heather said...

Hello! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog! Those chairs are so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing them all dolled up!!

sarah abeahccottage said...

this is surely a Good Life Chair!

thanks for taking part in BC Good Life Wednesday...


Betty said...

I see you have mad packing skills. There's a lot of work to be done, but they have great bones. I think the price was really good, and I love that plate, too.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your chairs are awesome! I can't wait to see them when you are done!


Tammy said...

great find! Thanks for sharing this at my party!

Diann said...

Oh those chairs are awesome! What a fantastic find and a GREAT price! Can't wait to see the redo!

Christine said...

awesome find! can't waitto see how they turn out.

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