In My House

Finally, some chairs!

We finally found some occasional chairs for the living room!

The background on this style of chair is that my parents have 2 Caned Tub Chairs that I loved and I tried to steal them when we bought the house. My Mom decided that in her re-decorating of their house that hers were going to get reupholstered and what-do-you know, they looked spectacular so they stayed. Boooo. No luck for me on stealing those.

Although I loved the style of my caned tub chairs I was also loving Bergere Chairs like these frames, which my Parents also had. I had even stollen one of their chairs to bring into our house to see if I liked the look (and I did) but I was having a really hard time deciding on a fabric, since Bergere chairs have a lot of upholstery to them. Buying custom is always a bit hard, as I’m someone that likes to put something in a room to see if it works. Custom is…final sale. Something that I find extremely stressful.

2 chairs

Then one evening I was browsing one of my favourite used furniture shops websites and they had just posted a set of chairs that matched my parents caned tub chairs. Like really, really matched. And they were WELL under the budget that I had allocated for the 2 x chair purchase.

I ran down to the store (ok, drove) for when they opened and was keeping my fingers crossed that they were still there. And they were! Even better – Aubrey loved them. 🙂

So what’s the plan for them? I’m leaving the wood as is. I like the dark wood on these. The seats will get reupolstered in some light fabric, as the blue just isn’t cutting it for me. I’m on the hunt for a perfect fabric, I think I’ll know it when I see it.

If you have a reupolsterer in the Toronto area that you like, can you let me know? I have a seamstress, but she’s expressed very clearly that she’s not a “reupolsterer” so I’m on the hunt. 🙂

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    VidaModa
    September 20, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Okay these are fab!! I can't wait to see what you have planned for fabric, but I know it will be amazing 🙂

    I need to know about this great used furniture shop…I love to go to Frontiers a lot…

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    Wanderluster
    September 20, 2009 at 4:07 am

    I've read that a lot of Toronto designers use Mieda Designs. StyleNorth wrote a post on them:
    http://stylenorth.ca/blog/2008/08/where-to-find-reupholstery/

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    Lindsay
    September 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Frontier is right around the corner from me! The desk in this post is from there. 🙂

    http://aubreyandlindsay.blogspot.com/2009/08/desk-transformation.html

    Thanks for the link for the reupholster recommendations. I had forgotten that StyleNorth had done a post. Thank you!! 🙂

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