While I was in Charlotte I found this amazing Barrel Cane Back Chair for really cheap. I have wanted a pair of Cane back chairs forever, so when I came across this one I knew she needed to come home with me. Only thing that would have made it better was if she had a mate. I could have really used two of them but she was too good a deal to pass up.
And for those of you who asked yesterday my favorite Consignment Stores in Charlotte are: Classic Attic, Clearing House, South End Exchange, and The Pompous Pheasant.
The chair is in excellent condition. Only thing is the fabric has a few small spots so I want to recover it. I thought it would be easy to recover myself but it looks a little more detailed because the bottom is all stapled up and the corners seem hard. Has anyone recovered a chair like this on their own?
Now on to the decisions. The wood is in such great condition I hate to paint it. Do you think it is granny to leave the wood as is and just recover the cushion and add a fun pillow? The wood actually looks good in our den and matches some of our pieces. I feel like white would be too bright- I could paint it black or off-white though.
Below are a few pictures I saved for inspiration:
Help me out what should I do? I like the tufted one but think that is more work and $$ than it is worth. I thought a navy velvet fabric could look cool and tie in with my rug well- but I worry will the wood + navy be too dark?
I am kind of obsessed with Kelly Weartsler's Bengal Bazaar fabric. How would it look for pillows or the cushions?
Also adore this KW Groundworks
I bet I only need two yards of fabric so I don't mind spending a little more for a kick ass fabric. Any other thoughts for fabric- solid etc? And should I paint it?
Lay the decorating advice on me, this is when I wish I had a decorator friend to come over and help me make decisions!