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.
Your chairs look beautiful!
Your chairs look great!
Greetings from The Netherlands
The chairs look very nice - and I love the photo with Dolly trotting through:)
Great job on your chairs! Your livingroom looks lovely. Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and a happy new follower!
Congrats on such a great deal!
When I was a child, one or two of my parents' antique pieces were covered in mohair. As for wear, they show their wear (or as I like to call it, "patina") but it takes forever to really wear them out.
Spills and stains are another matter, though. This German site has some great info (in English!) --I'd be tempted to print it out and keep it with the cleaning supplies.
Thanks Kate -- I will. And I know with a solid it will show stains more quickly than a pattern (isn't that why we have orientals?) but our little ones are not little anymore and hopefully the big ones won't be messy!
They look great - and I love your new header description - definitely YOU!
I think the green is a great color @ Linderhof!!! Lovely chairs!!! Of course, if you change your mind you could always do a print next time!!!
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