I’ve been MIA these last few weeks – we’ve been super busy with life in general and it likely isn’t slowing down soon! As a result, we also haven’t really done anything here at the Brady Bunch casa, but we hope to start up again with some projects once we have the time and the money (hopefully in a few months). I wanted to share the before and after photos of the mid century chairs I bought for staging at the Agave house (which by the way has a contract(contingent on their home sale) on it, yay!). I found these chairs on Craigslist for a steal and while I love the lines of the chairs, the dated 80′s upholstery definitely needed to be ditched.
So, I went on the search for a suitable fabric. I wanted something bold, fun, and maybe with a mid century feel. While looking at Fanny’s Fabrics (which if you’re in Austin is a great boutique source for modern, unique fabrics) I came across THE fabric and I knew it was the one. So, I bought the fabric (2 yards which later I was told barely worked for all 6 chairs) and took them to my favorite local upholsterer (Cardenas Upholstery). I love the end result. I love them so much I want to keep them. But, I can’t because I don’t need them or have room for them. So I’ll likely sell them on Craigslist once we get closer to the closing date for the house sale. Here is the finished product!
I will say I thought about reupholstering them myself to save a little money, and I likely could have done so. But, Cardenas only charged about $20/chair to upholster them and I wanted to keep the cording on the bottom of the chair and I knew that wasn’t something I could handle on my own. So glad I did, I think the edging really finishes them off! I love the way they turned out, and I especially love the way they contrast with the white lacquered West Elm dining table!