Well, first I must tell you that I have been on the hunt for chairs just like these for a long time. There seem to be plenty out there but none in my price range! Anyway, while out thrifting the other day, I came across these and they were $30!! They need some new upholstery but I thought, "Hey, how hard can this be?" Famous last words! Now I know why it costs so much to have chairs re-upholstered.
It's the taking apart of the fabric and the staples that's so time consuming.
These chairs also have lots of upholstery tacks to remove - all 6,000 of them!! Ha ha, just kidding. Probably not that many of them but it sure seems that way.
I finally got all of the tacks out of one of the chairs and now I'm removing the old leather fabric. I was thinking of painting them a creamy white color and then antiquing them a bit. I'll probably cover them with a natural colored linen. I was even thinking of possibly a monogram on the fabric that covers the chair back. What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts/suggestions on colors and/or fabric. Thanks so much!!
Have a wonderful afternoon!