Saturday, November 27, 2010

Awesome vintage chair

I picked up this chair at an auction a few years ago.  It had 2 different fabrics on the back & the seat.  I cleaned it up but left it that way for 4 years.  (I always forget to take the "before" photos)  This year, I picked up some fabric really cheap, and decided to take on the project.  I think all of the fabric covered buttons were intimidating to me.  I had never done this kind of thing before.
So, here it is:

It is even hard to see, but here are my covered buttons!

I think I did OK!  (pats self on back!)  But now i think i need to paint the wood, or stain it in ebony.  What do you think? 


  1. Wow, I am impressed with your upholstery skills! This chair looks so professional! I have started to upholster two vintage chairs and I hope mine can turn out this nice :)

    The chair looks beautiful as is. I also think it would look really pretty painted and distressed to accentuate the floral carving at the top and on the legs.

  2. Yah, I really want to paint it too, but my Hubby has a fit when I paint wood. This one I want painted black. (& distressed, as always)