Yeah. We named our new/old chair. We love her that much.
Want to know how we found her?
I always lament how other people seem to find incredible pieces for free, either on the curbs in their neighborhood or via Freecycle. Well, now that we are considerably closer to Atlanta than we were before, I decided I’d give the city’s Freecycle group a try. I’m glad I did. This beauty popped up a few days ago, and I emailed the previous owner as soon as I saw the photo. With Freecycle, you never know how quickly an item will be snatched up, so I had my fingers crossed.
And score! I was told I could pick up the chair from the front porch. Of course, my husband and I own a very small car and have no friends nearby who drive SUVs or trucks, so I had no idea how we were going to get Grace home. But I HAD to have her. Thankfully, she was just 10 miles away, so we drove over there in hopes we could somehow bring her home. With the help of some careful positioning and twine, we were able to bring Grace home in our trunk.
Now we just have to figure out how to dress her up. She definitely needs to be reupholstered, and her legs need some refinishing. I’m thinking I may paint them black or charcoal gray, and go with a bold yellow or gray ikat as the new fabric. I’ve been trying to imagine another, more modern option, but my mind keeps going back to ikat. All of the fabrics shown above are available from Fabricadabra by the yard, and a couple of them are actually organic and not very expensive. It’s just the global, worldly feeling we need in our room. If you think I’m crazy, check out these inspiration chairs:
See where I’m going with this?
Grace will reside in our master bedroom (you know…the one I was supposedly done with) in the corner near the window to the right of the bed. I have reached out to my new Atlanta bloggy buddy, Dayka of Meditations on Life & Style, for some help deciding. I’ll let you know what we come up with.
What do you think we should do to Grace? Have you tackled a similar project? I’ve love to hear about it and feature you here at GYD, so contact me.
This will be the first major upholstery project my husband and I have tackled, so wish us luck!