July 1, 2013

So retro

Keep your eyes on the prize.  That gorgeous retro stool
which used to look like this when we picked it up from a roadside collection spot.  Unwanted.
No - not that gorgeous (tacky)  flooring which has been on our floor since we bought the house back in 1991.  Actually it has possibly been on the floor since the house was built in 1980.

I guess I could have been creative and done something with it myself in my own amateur fashion.  However I bit the bullet and decided to get these two chairs professionally reupholstered.

Silly me - no before photos of them, even though they have been in my possession for a long time.  Came from my uncle's estate.  Think cream vinyl.  Not in bad condition, but since we had moved them out into the lounge I decided to get them fixed up all fancy.  I loved this fabric as soon as I saw the sample.  It is Warwick 'Gillespie Berry'.  Love it.
Dexter can look - but not touch!

We are really happy with the result, my local upholsterer did a great job - and said I could throw in the stool to the package - so I was even happier! 

Apologies for the bad photos - taken on my iphone at night.  Probably not a good idea.

... and the chairs fit in well with this chair that I wrote about back in 2011.

I've jumped on the Bloglovin stand - not really sure how it all works, but time will tell!

cheers for now

1 comment:

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

Love the fabric. Sometimes it is nice to support a local business and get things done properly. No doubt they will last for ages now and you will use them more if you love them.