Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A New Project

Now that all of my house projects are finished I have been thinking about working on some furniture projects.
One of them being my breakfast table. It has been on my list to paint black which is very popular here in Charlotte. I really would prefer to have a round table, but until I find one I will have to live with the one I have. I would also like to either paint the chandelier and change the little shades or replace it with a drum shade.

I haven't ever liked the design in the shield back of my chairs and thought it should be covered it with fabric... but wasn't sure what color or pattern.
Then, Tuesday night while perusing Craiglslist I found an ad for some Ralph Lauren chairs.
They were listed at $900 and said  they were $3,600 retail!!
I love the black and white fabric with the black frame. I also love the chartreuse seat, but not sure how I will handle the seat on mine. I'm thinking of  doing them in green, but as a tied on pad. 
The design of the shield back is so interesting. It sure would be nice to have these chairs ... if only they'd take $200!

Here's a cute drum shade.

It is  a white shade with black ribbon on it.
 I'd have to find one cheap, though - or I could make one. Hmmm, so much to think about.

Hope you are having a good week so far!



  1. Seems like a big project to tackle...but in the end you will be so happy. I think it is a pretty table.

  2. Love the idea of two different fabrics on the chairs. If you find an inexpensive source for drum shades, I'd be very interested in hearing about that. I have a few shades I'd like to replace myself.

  3. I just love black and white with a splash of color!! The table and chairs will look awesome painted black!

  4. Gotta tell ya - I love those chairs as is. I wouldn't touch them. Your set is beautiful.

  5. Ummm, those chairs ROCK! I need them.

  6. Oh I love your chairs and I love the detail of the backs. Leaving the backs uncovered and seeing the upholstery through it looks lovely. You still see the fabulous design. Hugs, Marty

  7. Your table and chairs would be so pretty in black! I redid my chairs to black this summer too. Even though they are plain ladderback chairs I love it! I definately wouldn't cover the backs of your chairs..they are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what fabrics you come up with for the seats!

  8. I love your set! Love it.

    I want to replace our black kitchen table - I like the chairs, but I like the look of a warm wood color.

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  10. Love these chairs, I need them so badly!

  11. Love the color palette of the RL chairs! That should be a FUN project! I updated my blog layout this past Saturday night - I see you and DebbieDoos did too! It looks great!

    :D Lynda


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