I finally have a formal dining room in our new house. I have had my grandmothers dining table in storage for nearly 6 years waiting for somewhere to put it. My mom and I had reupholstered the seats probably 20-25 years ago in a velvety stripe. It was actually kind of cool, but had seen better days. Sort of like this:
In typical form, I didn’t take before photos of the chairs. Mostly because I was working on this project last week when it was steaming hot in Chicago for my wimpy Colorado blood. Most anything I accomplished for the day was done between the hours of 9pm and midnight, when I could stand to move faster than a tortoise. Night time isn’t optimal photo taking time. Anyway, I finally snapped some photos of the finished product.
This is a fabric I hoarded from a project I worked on in Boston. The upholsterer I used created a double sided sofa and upholstered the whole thing inside out. Thankfully that created a lot of remnant fabric for me and I had just enough to do 6 chairs and one little remnant waiting for a pillow sometime.
A close up of the fabric:
That’s right, a herringbone with a cherry blossom woven in. The construction technique for this fabric blows my mind. It is from a small textile line called Castel – http://www.castelmaison.com/. This fabric has been discontinued, but there is lots of other yummy textile goodness on their website. Simple, well constructed, interesting patterns and color palettes.
Project 1 down, 900,000 to go!