The dining room chairs
are mahogany shield back -- from the 40's I would guess.
Their nice wide seats mean comfort if we linger at the dinner table when we have company.
And two years ago,
I reupholstered them in a blue chinoiserie pattern
I think they looked good, I liked the fabric, the price was fantastic,
(for I got it from fabric guru)
But alas, Cat lived with us and Cat would climb on the chair to climb onto the table.
She was old and she didn't hop up as much as hold on with her claws . . .
Which did a "number" on two of the dining room chairs.
We lost Kitty a few months later . . . .
And I never begrudged her her climb
And last week, I decided that the time had come.
I've been searching on fabric guru
and found some mohair that I liked.
But I kept putting it off
Until I got the 20% off notification
For $50.00 (including shipping) I got
This wonderful "remnant"
(if you can call 4 yards a "remnant")
That's really brown but here it looks green!
The chairs look better
Perhaps not the "bling" of the blue ones
And oftentimes classic is good!
They look good, me thinks.
And Dolly approves!
(wait, I think she heard Husband Jim eating a snack . . . and she's on a mission to get a share!)
I am hoping that the mohair wears as well as it is supposed to.
Which means that the chairs will never have to be recovered again!
It's Monday and I'm sharing my chair transformation with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.