Here’s my story of two chairs,
Two Very Tired Chairs
They are over 20 years old which you can tell by the color. I remember the day they were delivered and how excited I was with them. The jewel tones had made their appearance into our home!
Of course they sat front and center in our living room in three different houses.
By the time they landed in our current home I knew they would be replaced as soon as I could find something new. When the new furniture was carefully thought out and delivered, the two Old Faithfuls made their new home in our lower level. My friend Susan the decorator told me to get rid of them. She said it’s too pricey to recover, being almost as cheap just to replace. No way, I told her! I for some reason had an unexplainable love with these chairs. We have an area of wasted space which leads to a downstairs bathroom right off of my work room. They have sat here for close to four years. Mr. Brown Socks accurately said this area looks like a waiting room at the doctor’s office.
So that you can get a feel for the area (I’m certainly open to suggestions!!) here is what is on the wall directly in front of the two chairs. I do love these screen prints. There is a guest room to the left and the bathroom is to the right.
Just around the corner to the left is our lower level family room.
It is a Man Cave of sorts with fox hunt pictures, quail in the fabric of the curtains and red leather furniture.
After a holiday gathering recently it occurred to me I could use more seating in this room. There is a big ole couch and two recliners but many would end up sprawled out on the floor after a big dinner.
Susan was over and we drug the two Old Faithful red chairs to the area in front of the window. They fit quite nicely!
However…way too much red and of course very dated and worn fabric on the chairs.
After much thought I decided to go with this man’s plaid. The fabric has arrived and I’m waiting for the upholsterer to come pick them up. They will be trimmed in a brown suede cloth and I’m considering adding nail heads if it works out with the lines of the chairs.
I think it will be a perfect addition to this room…handsome and homey…just how I like my man! LOL!
I love the look of these prints on the opposite side of the book case.
This hall is going to look very, very bare.
Do you have thoughts on what could go here?
A sofa table of sorts is the only thing that comes to mind.
I’ll be sure to show you pictures of my new but old chairs when they are done. Yes, Susan was right…it’s pricey purchasing the yardage of fabric and then paying to have them recovered. BUT they are still comfortable and they have been in our family for a long time. I’m happy with my decision.
Thanks for your visit!