Sometimes the hardest part of reviving a piece is picking the finish/ color or fabric that you want to use.
This roadside find was in awesome shape, so I’m leaving the finish for now (with a few little touch ups here and there) but I may eventually white wash it. That being said, I love it how it is for now.
I went downtown and picked out fabrics, and now that I’m laying them out, I think the search has just begun (can you say changeable cushions?! Yes!)
Here are the top contenders:
I almost think a thicker stripe would be better on this piece.
I love the retro feel of this bold pattern, and I originally envisioned this chair with a blue and white cushion.
I LOVE the beachy feel of the seahorse print. I think I will make this cushion first, even if it is out of season. The bright coral reminds me of the south!
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I love breathing new life into furniture on its last leg!
I went to UC Berkeley for undergrad and am currently a graduate student in the Communication department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
I started getting into collecting vintage things while I was in college at Berkeley. It all started with vintage designer samples, and hunts for "new" things led me to more and more stores that carried vintage crystal and china (loving this stuff is in my DNA-- I'm southern!) Looking for china led me to stores and markets that also carried furniture. As a college student, I couldn't afford ANY vintage pieces that were high quality, so I started buying stuff and fixing it up. How did I learn? Trial and (lots of) error.
This isn't my first venture into the blog-o-sphere. After undergrad, I modeled and wrote the blog The Model Who Eats in order to document the foods I loved during my travels and promote a healthy lifestyle.
I love rehabbing pieces for the spaces I design. Check me out on Instagram @chair_candy and @RoadsideRehab
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