Monday, February 27, 2012

I feel like Emily Von Henderson

Because we just got a pair of these vintage Dunbar chairs (from craigslist!) back from the upholsterer

And now they look like this

(Emily Henderson is excellent at finding cool old furniture and updating it with pretty grey fabric.)  

This fabric is SO pretty--grey with flecks of teal and rust, and a hint of shimmer.  Love the way the cooler color makes the wood base pop.  While I do believe golden corduroy upholstery has its place, this silvery re-do is oh so sophisticated.

(Can I also mention how ashamed I am that my client's photo, the top one, taken with her iphone, is SO much better than my photography, and I was using a Nikon D70?  Yeah.)

And hey, new followers, welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.


  1. Cute chairs! I had a funky, thrift store, orange flowered sofa redone in gray for myself just last year.

  2. Wow, LOVE the gray!! This is my first stop here - I see yo are in Mpls? My sister and I are bloggers from the Twin Cities as well! Nice to "meet" another Minnesotan!

  3. These look fantastic and oh so current! Well done Heather Von Peterson :)

  4. Gorgeous! I love the fabric. Great find!

  5. Love the chair! Would love to find that fabric to redo some mid-century chairs at my house...any help on where to find it? Fabric name, style number, anything would help! Thanks, Brie


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