Sunday, February 3, 2008

Good News, Bad News

The good news:
I recently scored a pair of French chairs at an antique market, similar to the ones seen in Chassie Post's home in February's Domino Magazine.

The bad news:
They are covered in a starry, fuschia polyester moiré. The sheen is blinding.

Looks like I have something to drop off at the upholsterer when I pick up my desk chair. To be continued...

20 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

Oh you are so wrong!!! This is only good news. you get to get the exact fabric you want - many people just settle for whatever's on the chair if its at all passable. maybe put a beautiful linen damask on it!! or something more hip like a Quadrille toile. the chairs are beautiful.

And come to Houston, I'll take you to lunch and bring Sarah too!

Jessie Cacciola said...

love the structure!
- Jessie -

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks Jessie and Joni.

I know you are right about this being good news in the long run. What I really meant is that I would love to bask in my fabric options for a few more months. Instead I am forced to give them immediate attention. Decisions are tough!

Habitually Chic said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. Do you think you will pick a solid or a pattern?

SimplyGrove said...

Sounds like a fun project! I love your blog!

pve design said...

many years ago, I scored two bergere chairs and they were in a deep navy taffeta, torn to smithereens, they have been re-upholstered several times and now are in a natural soft chenille sort of fabric and I call them my caterpillar chairs. so, you certainly "scored" in my book and we will look forward to the metamorphosis
of you chairs!

ALL THE BEST said...

Beautiful chairs...can't wait to see the outcome!!

Mrs. Blandings said...

A lucky find! Now they will be perfect.

Style Court said...

Fabulous score Millie. How exciting, now you can pick a great fabric.

Jane Flanagan said...

I love this shape too - not at all a bad news story. Any thoughts about fabric??? I'm dying to see the finished product (impatient I know)

JLC Studio said...

I love the lines of these chairs and the painted quality...dying to see what fabric you choose!!

I love your blog by the way!

Style Saves the World said...

can't wait to see the final result! bet they'll be fab!

Joanna Goddard said...

oooh, beautiful! i can't wait to see what you do with them....xo

Me, Myself & I said...

Fabulous find...I can't wait to see their transformation. Keep ups posted, please!

franki durbin said...

oooh... loving that sneak peek! yes. I can see how the star-laden fuschia would be blinging. And velous at that. Touche! Can't wait to see what fabric you choose. Lovely find!

maison21 said...

lucky you- tres classique!

dianamuse said...

Look forward to your return! Missing my dose of brilliant.

Vie Chaotique said...

you know what could be fun and funky. get the hubby to paint a tufted button pattern on new canvas upholstery. real tongue in chic style!

Alkemie said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out with fabric you get to choose yourself!

perfect bound said...

Why fuschia polyester? Why such a thing? Can't wait to see what you do next.