Friday, May 11, 2012

Head Over Heels Friday: A Long Lost Twin

It's an AMAZING Friday!!!!  Why? 
Remember this chair that I refurbished around this time last year?
Well, turns out it wasn't a one of a kind find... IT HAS A TWIN! 
No Photoshop magic, I have TWO now!  A matching set (well not yet exactly)...   
I happened to make a random stop at Bauer Brothers Salvage and sitting in the same corner where I found the 1st chair, there sat the same one.  I thought maybe I was going bonkers for a minute but then that 'I found buried treasure' crazed excitement overcame me!!!!  With Hulk strength, I picked up that chair over my head and began kicking other stuff out of my way to get out of the building. I may have also been giggling like a crazy lady... Well okay I totally was.

Anyway, the Bauer Brothers guy probably thought I was insane.  I yelled about having "the exact same chair at home... had no idea there were two... and that I got it for $10 last time"... etc.  He just looked at me like, 'why is this gal all excited about an ugly chair?'  But he let me take the 2nd one home for $10 once again! 
So, this might feel like deja vu but I'm tearing this one up and getting it all glammed up!
I've got it down to the bare bones and ready to paint!
A total find worth being Head Over Heels for!

I loved this little chair anyway, but now that I will have a matching set makes it all the more special!
Now, my question is....

Should I change the upholstery?

I'm starting to embrace more color/pattern in our home so it's looking pretty bland and since I am going to redo the other chair I might as well freshen up both right?  Adding the fabric on isn't really that hard so I think it will be worth it!

What color/ pattern would you upholster this chair with?!?!
The chairs will stay in that same room with the blue-ish gray paint.  Comment away, I'd love some ideas! Anything goes! 

15 comments:

  1. A nice rich teal would look lovely.

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  2. Will they go in your new master bedroom? I vote for that pretty turquise color that you have as an accent!! :)

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    1. I would love those chairs in our room since they are so vintage & pretty, but I don't think they will fit nicely in the room layout :( I totally thought about it too though! Maybe something with tourquois though, loving that color right now!

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  3. Perhaps a black and white pattern on these! Really like the nailhead trim on first one! But no matchy match b/w pattern, instead two that work together. A punchy solid pillow, rounds it out!

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    1. Oooo, so 2 fabrics that coordinate, but not an exact match? That is an intruiging idea!

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  4. I think a grey and yellow geometric on a white background would look fabulous!!

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  5. I think you should do the chair the same way you did the first chair but then add pattern pillows.

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  6. Right now I'm in love with pops of coral.

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  7. Ha! The same thing happened to me at Bauer Brothers. I think it is just the nature of the place. It is packed so full they have no idea what's really there. So it really is a treasure hunt everytime!

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  8. I'm so excited for you...I know how you feel when you come across such a great find. I love the neutral chair colour & that way you can change up the pillows for different seasons or just for fun. Keep the off white fabric ♥ them!

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    1. You do have a good point, hmmm decisions, decisions!

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  9. I fully agree with keeping the off white cushions and then just adding a fun patterned throw pillow! Or maybe making a slipcover so if you ever get tired of the funky pattern on the chair you can easily change it out?

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  10. You seem to really like vintage-styled prints. I wouldn't go with anything too busy, because it would compete with the arms on the chair, which are really great. Maybe a ticking stripe? Black and creamy white or red and creamy white?

    I also adore coral and jade, lately. Either would work well with the white, too.

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  11. Or...something like this: http://tonicliving.com/productsdetails.asp?productid=2153

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