So if you follow me on Instagram (if not, you are missing out on the inside scoop!) you will have seen that I found two of these GORGEOUS antique chairs at my Habitat for Humanity for $9 A PIECE! What? I was so excited and basically guarding them until check out! Okay, I'm not a Black Friday crazy woman, I promise. This was just an amazing deal though! It will be such a fun upholstery and stain/paint job.
To make this deal even better, I was browsing the other day and noticed that this is the exact chair that restoration hardware sells. WHAT? Yes, it does need some TLC, but I will take it, especially when these restoration hardware chairs cost $200-$500 a piece. (The online listing for the one below is HERE if you are feeling like paying that much! ;)
I would say I scored major!
I am in the process of stripping all the staples, but I am torn on what I should do next. Should I stain the legs and do some sort of off white fabric (like the above chair) or paint the trim and perhaps do some color (similar to the below chair)
I am planning on these going in our master bedroom which (moment of truth) just has an air mattress and a mirror in it.
I don't want to go too bold... like these gorgeous purple chairs which makes them look so gorgeous and feminine (sigh)
But I DO want to highlight the amazing lines of this chair...without going all white... and risking baby fingerprints and peanut butter and jelly ruining the fabric. Yep, it's a definite possibility here.
Oh, another point, I'm afraid of off white clashing with our white walls.
What are your thoughts? Help a girl out and let me know what you think I should do in the comments below!