Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Any Thoughts?

I picked up these chairs at the Salvation Army for $7 each.

I really liked the cool backs and I thought they could be a fun re-do project.

So here's where you, dear reader, come in.  I already know I want to paint these chairs and recover the seats, and I've got a few ideas.  The first idea I had was to paint the chairs white and reupholster the seats is this fabric:

"Plume" by Thomas Paul for Duralee in peacock blue- I love love love this fabric, and the peacock feathers are really huge (about the size of your handprint).  I got it for an absolute STEAL last Thanksgiving in Boston, and so I ended up carrying 23 yards(!) back in my luggage.

Perhaps paint it lacquered red and upholster the seats with this cool Ikea fabric:

Or maybe black with some colorful fabric?  Any other suggestions?  I'd love you input.  I think I'd like to fix them up and sell them at an upcoming flea market.


  1. You know I love those chairs and I vote for painting them white with the Thomas Paul fabric!
    You always have the best luck at the thrift stores. Great score!!

  2. I think white too with the blue fabric would be great for summer. They'd look great in a conservatory.

  3. I wouldn't paint them, maybe just use satin varnish for some sheen. Cover the seats in a black print. Though I like the idea of painting the chairs red and the gray fabric, would it be more difficult to sell them?
    Just a thought.

  4. A rich shade of glossy yellow would be cool with the Ikea fabric. I love yellow and gray together. You'll have no problem selling! They almost look gold in this photo which would be cool too with the peacock feather motif.

  5. I love the idea of white with that fabric...very cool. Although my answer as to what color to paint something is ALWAYS....TEAL! :)

  6. I love the white with the peacock feather material--it would really pop! Plus I just love peacocks, period!

  7. I agree, white with the blue peacock fabric. It's fabulous!