My newest project is my most "comprehensive" so far. I am currently taking on five (yikes ... yes, five!) upholstered chairs to paint & reupholster ... plus the possibility of an upholstered coffee table/ottoman and maybe even a painted console/server. (I'm not sure how long this project will take ... I might be in a nursing home trying to finish these!)
The customer envisions a coordinated foursome of chairs, to be placed around a cocktail table (perhaps picturing a gorgeous hotel lobby?) . The customer found two similar chairs in an antique store, hoping that after being stripped of their existing upholstery, they could be given a new painted finish & beautiful new fabric.
For the other two chairs in the foursome, the customer plans to purchase a French Bergere arm chair from my current inventory. We are currently on a search for a fourth chair that is similar in size & feel. These two chairs would be reupholstered in the same fabric as the first two chairs (with perhaps some differences on the back or trim).
The customer also found a taller upholstered chair that will sit further away from the main foursome; this chair will be designed as an eye-catching piece with more striking fabrics & paint choices. The goal is for all five chairs to coordinate in a palette of orange, grey & off-white colors . . . with a splash of green.
I'm really hoping these pieces come out as beautifully as we imagine! Designing how a chair could look "re-imagined" is fun (and a little nerve-wracking). I can't wait to see the "after" photos! Here are some of the fabrics already selected: