I was walking around my local (tiny) Goodwill one day, and I saw these chairs. I didn’t even slow down and kept right on walking. As I was on the OPPOSITE side of the store I heard these chairs calling me. “Come on back… Look at us again…. Give us a chance. We’re so embarrassed in these ugly clothes we’re wearing… We KNOW we can be better. Help us!” You know what I did next: I bought them. Now, let me tell you, these babies were hideous. I don’t even KNOW what this fabric is that they were covered in. What I can tell you is that they were FILTHY and in need of some serious loving…
As tacky as these girls were in their present condition I KNEW they had some great features. The cane was in PERFECT condition, and look at the adorable spindles on the backs….
Those metal finals gave more character… tacky character at this point, but character nonetheless. :)
Both these sisters got a couple of coats of Rustoleum’s Heirloom white followed by a good distressing and glaze of dark walnut stain.
They were finished off with brand new recovered seats in a gorgeous black and off white damask….
As I finished them up I heard them whispering to me one more time….
This time it was, “I told you so. We may have been tacky, but we always knew we were French.”