Jun 27, 2013

Antique Chairs With Drop Cloth Seats

If I admit to how long these chairs have been hanging around here seatless, will you promise to still keep reading my blog?

They would originally have had caned seats.  However, when I purchased them the caning was long gone and someone had added tapestry to the seats.  That fabric was literally disintegrating and I removed it, along with the straw/grass stuffing right away when I brought them home last August. 

I think part of the reason that it took me so long to work on them was because I wasn't sure if I should attempt re-caning them, or not.  I finally decided to just go ahead and have plywood seats made for them.  We visited my parents over the father's day weekend and I asked my dad if he would pretty-please cut me out new seats.  Thanks Pops!  And here they are with some brand new drop cloth and batting added to them. 

The graphics on the seats are courtesy of the Graphics Fairy.  I used iron-on transfers that I printed myself.  So as not to have a lot of extra shininess around the edges, I cut everything out real close to their outlines and didn't leave any big blank white spaces. 

I debated on using one graphic on both chairs, or two different ones.  As you can see, I decided to go with two different ones. 

I actually had no desire to paint these, as I thought the worn wood tones and patina were too lovely to cover up.  What do you think?  Would you have painted them?

Linking to:
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Finding Fabulous
Five Days: Five Ways
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. While I LOVE painted furniture, I really like it mixed with wood tones, especially dark like these chairs! Too pretty to cover. You did a great job on the covers.

  2. These look great! I love that you used two different graphics. You did great.
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  3. They look great, I really like the wood look on them and the graphics that you used look great!

  4. I love the graphics! Such a great idea, the chairs looks awesome!

  5. They look awesome and I can not wait until I can get my drop cloth printing going on. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Moreover, the designs of chairs always depends on the people desires and interests. The designers always try to catch them and design them as per the requirements of the customers. Here these chairs are designed such a way that not just for comfortable and modern look but are also provided amazing art work on them. Really, that thought is awesome and that has been provided elegant look to them.