I've learned I have a bit of an addiction to chairs.
As you can imagine this is a bit of an issue in Manhattan apartment living.
They are all vintage and all have various odd prints and patterns and I like them all a lot.
Last weekend my aunt and uncle had a garage sale and I spied a pair of rattan arm chairs that were my parents'..they were in our apartment when I was a baby (I remember them really clearly- in the living room, on either side of the glass and wood coffee table- that I broke when I was 8 and tried to make an indoor slide BUTS THAT'S ANOTHER STORY) and we had them somewhere in some room of whatever house we lived in forever after that.
I assume my aunt & uncle inherited them when my parents moved back to Manhattan 10 years ago but who knows..the point is that I saw them and couldn't let them be someone's else's.
|BEFORE (can you stand the suspense?|
There are some broken rattan bits but the burnt orange velour seats are in impeccable condition..The label underneath says GIMBEL'S (can ya stand it?). As much as I love everything 70's, even I needed to excitebike up this situation right here.
Enter IKEA fabric, and IKEA pillow and some safety pins.
|AFTER...and SO AWESOME|
This was all technically FREE because the pillow came of of my couch (I have 2) and the fabric has been hanging around in my closet for a year.
I could have pulled my sewing machine out and turned this fun project into a chore but I DIDNT..I safety pinned that shiz and got it done in about 5 mins.
But I did do it it real reupholster styles- notched corners and folded tight. Just don't flip that cushion over or we got issues, mmkay?
SO INTO MY APARTMENT THESE DAYS, GUIZE
ps, background is Cy Twombly, Untitled 1970...RIP