If you know me at all you know that we've moved quite a few times in the last couple of years. Our first house was a teeny tiny Trinity in Philadelphia and our second purchase was a Huge Victorian also in Philadelphia (could we get more extreme!! I know!). I'll get into more detail on both homes later, but know that between those two homes, our move to Los Angeles and most recently our move to Nashville-we've had tons of furniture. Some beautiful, some cheap filler furniture, but most of it has gone to a new home. We sold some (at waaayyy to cheap a price!) to friends, family and strangers on craigslist. We have some in storage in Philadelphia and some has made the two cross country journey's with us. Somedays I don't know whether I am coming or going let alone where all my stuff is. One day I hope to have everything we own in the same place--heck, I'll settle for the same state!
Since we didn't have a dining room in LA our dining table which my hubby made with his own two hands never made the journey. Same goes for our dining chairs. I believe we sold the chairs and I honestly don't know where the table ended up. I think it went to our neighbor. We moved to LA before our house sold so if it was left in the house, our parents helped remove/store/sell for us. So....now that we are in Nashville we have once again found ourselves with a dining space and no furniture to put in it. Soon I will post pics of our amazing little house in the woods. It's a historic home, with all original solid wood paneling and a very mountain cabin feel. Certainly completely different from our spanish bungalow in LA! But, that's a completely different post for another day.
Anyhoo.....the search for dining chairs began and I knew that I wanted to find something I could redo. Nothing from a big box store. We searched a few antique stores and this is what we found.
They had a total of 6 chairs. 5 armless and 1 arm chair and all for $125!
I purchased the fabric below from Fabric.com. Both were $6.99/yard.
To paint the bases I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White and I used the soft clear wax over them. I decided not to distress them, but now I think I may want to...What do you think? To distress or not distress? That is the question.
Here they are...