I need two dining chairs for my little table, and I have no idea what it is that I want. I search on Craigslist every day, but so far, nothing has really caught my eye.
However, I may already have two chairs that will work, so tell me what you think.
These chairs are the last remaining remnants of furniture left from my apartment in Turkey.
When I moved back to the States, I had most of this furniture shipped back here because it was actually cheaper than starting over and buying all new furniture. Over the years, I’ve sold a piece here and there, and now all I have left are two dining chairs.
So I pushed them up to the table to see if there’s any way I could make them work. Right now, they look like this, which is obviously all wrong.
But I got to thinking…what if I tweak them a bit? I could paint the wood to coordinate with the wood on the banquette, and then do a little upholstery work to make the chairs coordinate with the upholstery on the banquette upholstered back (and the banquette seat cushion, still to come).
I didn’t have the attention span to do a mock up of the wood painted the right color, but that will at least give you an idea of what the upholstery might look like.
So what do you think? Will they work? Honestly, I’m still feeling a bit conflicted. I’m just not sure that I had wanted something so matchy-matchy. This is one of those things that I’m afraid I may talk myself into because it’s convenient (and cheap!), do all of the work, and then end up a bit disappointed. But then again, I may love it!
Edit: Several people have suggested using the valance fabric somewhere on the chair, so I did another mock up to see what that might look like. I like it! And I ESPECIALLY like that these chairs don’t look so matchy-matchy.