3.01.2011

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.

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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:

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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!

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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:

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


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I love the nail head detail right here. I'm going to try to recreate that when I reupholster them.
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As you can see the finish is in pretty rough condition.
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The backs of them might be my favorite part.
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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.

Sincerely,
Ashleigh


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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11 comments:

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.

Deb
http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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.

Hugs,
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...

Sarahx

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!

Amanda
xoxo

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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