Recovered! A mid-century chair

Much gratification comes when a project starts to come together. After digging through so many wrong fabrics to find the right ones and waiting very impatiently for reupholstery we can breathe a sigh of relief when, in this case, a chair comes back looking even better than you imagined! And in my dreams, I get to keep said chair forever. 

I actually liked the orange fabric on the before, which I'm pretty sure was the original fabric but it had a lot of wear and was fraying on the arms. This magenta ikat from S.Harris gives it a totally new and bold look and everyone is happy with the outcome. Keeping the original grid on the back would not have worked with the geometric pattern and as much as I love vintage furniture, the new solid back has a clean, fresh feel. 

rattan schmattan

You all know how much we love vintage finds. And if you don't, well lemme tell you...we do. Why buy new when the used often has so much more to offer? Uniqueness, extra-love, personality, a good story... and yes, "I found it on craigslist" counts because it still makes all your friends jealous. 

As of late, I've especially been having a visual affair with my rattan furniture loves. And yes, I even mean that Florida 70's living room sofa set with the palm frond upholstery rattan. RELAX! In moderation, of course. For those who are interested in a pop of curiosity, rattan is an organic material that plays nicely with others, adding texture and interest to your space. Both used and new are great options. And painted doesn't hurt either! See below for visual proof!