This friday I am in love with chairs~preferably of the chic and shabby vintage variety, but generally anything with interesting character. I am particularly drawn to old chairs. I love the shabby, chippy, rustic awesomeness of a vintage find. I like curves and detail as opposed to modern straight lines in a piece of furniture. I guess that's the girly side of me. A good accent chair can really set the tone for a room and add character and warmth. I know there are a ton of reproductions out there, but the best ones, in my opinion, are those old salvaged finds that are transformed with a few coats of paint and distressing and maybe even a little reupholstering with some chic fabric. When I see a discarded old chair, I immediately start dreaming of ways to give it new life.
These are the projects I love the most.
I shared a post a few months back on old chairs and since then I have found a handful of new selections to inspire you today. Some of these are authentic vintage and refurbished chairs and a few are reproductions, but they are all fabulous and will give you loads of inspiration to seek out that perfect accent chair that your home may be missing!
|The Boudoir French Salon Chair via Theodore Alexander|
|Crackled Turquoise Armchair via King Ranch|
|Parisian Pink Armchair|
|Vintage Junky Salon Chair via Urban Farmgirl|
|Vintage French Bergere Louis XV Chair via Bohemiennes on Etsy|
|Rusty Old Chair via Country Living|
|Vintage Chandelier Salon Chair via Blossoms Vintage Chic|
|Chippy Chair (photo) via OfNatureDesigns on Etsy|
|Eastlake Victorian Chair via Vintage Resurrections on Etsy|
|Shabby Blue Cane Chair via Swede13 on Etsy|
So there you have it, my love of the day....chic, shabby, vintage, rusty, chippy, distressed wonderful old chairs! They are everywhere really...thrift stores, antique stores, garage sales and sometimes even left out for the garbage man. You never know what hidden gem may be waiting for a little tender loving care and a second chance at life. For a peek at more amazing chairs visit my past blog entry here.
Enjoy the weekend!