Number One – Rehabilitated
So this is actually the first chair (hence the name) that I rehabilitated. But I wasn’t crazy about the fabric I chose the first time. I AM really happy with the ebony stain and stainless steel plates around the bottom of the legs, and after searching I finally found this fun, bright pattern that lights up a room.
Vintage Octochair – Rehabilitated
My Pattern Obsession
Since I’ve started my new hobby, refurbishing furniture, I’ve become even more obsessed with patterns, I love patterns. I went on a pattern hunt the other day, literally, went to 3 different stores to find the right one. It is a little overwhelming, I think Joann Fabric has about 100 thousand sample fabrics to choose from, but, I’ve managed to narrowed it down to three. The new chair I’m working on is a retro 60’s octagonal-shaped chair, so I think it’s important to have a retro geometric pattern to keep the feel, but not too overwhelming. I’ll post it up when it’s finished, but until then, here are some fun swatches to check out…
1954 Vintage Chair – Rehabilitated
I found this old chair at an antique shop in downtown Phoenix, originally built in 1954, it’s obviously been very used. It took quite a few hours to complete this guy, mostly sanding all the previous paint and crud off. I stained it with an ebony stain, replaced the cushion fabric and spray painted the metal plates on the feet, that were gold, silver.