I got the $35 chair from Craigslist. I felt very fortunate to be the first person to contact him because there were numerous others behind me. It's very tattered and torn and it looks very out of place in my home right now but hopefully soon this diamond in the rough will sparkle. Here is a closeup of the carved roses at the top. I plan to paint it white (that shouldn't shock anyone) , antique it and then have it reupholstered. It also has carvings in front below the seat.
I never thought that picking fabric for a chair could be so hard. I'm so confused on what I want to do. Here are some fabrics I've found online.
Here's another one that's very similar to the original.
This is pretty too but maybe too light. I would actually love to do the whole chair in white linen but I know that's not practical.
Here are some chairs I found online that I'm using as inspiration pieces. I love the idea of using different fabrics on the chair like this (except in blue's). I would love to find a toile like the one below in blue. Isn't this chair gorgeous. I just love French Country!
Another lovely one...Below is one in blue and white but I don't really like this...I think it's too busy. I don't know what it is but there is something about it that doesn't seem right to me. This is my "what not to do" inspiration picture.
When I was looking for inspiration chairs online I realized what a great deal I got. Most of these type of chairs were $1,000 to over $2,000.