Seeing Double

A long time ago… in 2010 when I first started buying old estate sale finds, I found this chair.


I immediately took off the old fabric and torn webbing.  I then had a hole with no seat, no board, no idea what to do.  Then the chair sat. About 3 years ago I took an upholstery class offered locally by our community college but that still didn’t tell me what to do with an empty hole.  I spent hours on the internet looking at other before and after photos and dreaming about refinishing this chair and building a furniture refreshing business.

I am happy to say that I conquered this chair.


I painted the chair with a homemade chalk paint recipe with heirloom white paint.  I distressed and waxed the frame and finally tackled the upholstery.  Which, surprisingly so, the upholstery part was easy.  So easy when I was walking through a local antique market I found this chairs cousin.


A week later and we have matching cousins perfect for any table!


Can’t you imagine them around a table for two?