Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wing-Back Chair Eye Candy

At the beginning of the summer, my school always hosts a "garage" sale (anyone can bring items to sell and all the proceeds benefit our school)! So during my work day, someone dropped off two wing-back chairs...

Umm, hello: I have been wanting matching chairs for my soon-to-be reading nook in the dining room!!! Remember? Right here, one on each side of the "buffet" thing:

So, I snatched up those babies quiccckkkk! At an antique store in town, I had seen matching (not wing-back) chairs for $50 each. I asked the teacher in charge of our school sale what I should pay and she let me make an offer: perk of being a teacher there! So I paid $45 for both. I'm sure I could find some cheaper chairs on CraigsList, but these were RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. Purchased!

I wanted to see if I could reupholster them myself using some sort of tutorial I hoped to find online or on Pinterest... I found a couple but received some bad news when reading all of them. You have to take the chair completely apart, down to its wooden bones (see this tutorial here to understand my concerns)! I am not a craftsman (although my Grandpa was, but I don't think I inherited that many of those genes from him) and that made me nervous. Eventually, we would like to get them upholstered by a professional. Here are some beautiful wing-back chairs that will be the inspiration!

Bold pattern: so fun.
Source: via Chrissy on Pinterest

These next two both have a fun pattern on the back and a solid on the front with an accented throw pillow: I think this is the direction I'm leaning towards!

I like this one for its nail head trim. Gorgeous.

This one has a neutral as the geometric print and then uses a bold, colorful pattern as the throw pillow. This is also super cute and what I may end up doing as well!

Do you spend your days eyeing out the perfect furniture pieces for your home? Or do you impulse buy? Or both? Also, have you ever had anything professionally upholstered? It may cost a few $$$. We'll see! Happy Thursday!


  1. Sounds like you got a great deal on those! I love those black and white ones.

  2. $45 for both is my kind of shopping. :) love the pattern on the back and solid on front. smart!

  3. what a steal!!! love the chairs. can't wait to see what you do to them!

  4. That's such a great deal!! I would buy them too if they were that cheap:) I really like the inspiration pics that have the printed fabric on the back of the chairs!! Have fun picking out what you want to do!!

  5. Just found your blog through the blog hop at Naptime Review and I am so glad I did!
    I love your blog and am so excited to be following!!
    :) Clara

  6. Wow! you have got amazing deal $45 for 2 sounds good to me.Waiting for you to give them new look and post pics of that.
    kneeling chair


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