I have had these chairs for a dogs age.
I bought them at a garage sale and we used them in my NJ apartment for many years. The lady told me they were from the 30's. The bottoms are stamped with the words, "No. 1482 Chair Victory Brown." I haven't been able to find anything about them online.
The chairs had gotten really rough with age. Snag your stockings rough. Not that anyone really wears stockings at my house, but you know what I mean.
lI had always hoped to someday refinish them and maybe preserve the decals. Well, I have no idea how to do that, so the other day I painted them with my free Glidden paint.
Hello pretty chairs! Where have you been hiding?
The color is "Sea Glass" and it's a fairly nice shade of sea foam green. It's not my favorite Rustoleum "Seaside Green" which is a bit darker and perfect in every way. Hey, it was free and I had to pick the color from a tiny online swatch.
The seat covers were made from a holey, ripped and stained table cloth that I got for a buck at the Jet Rag Sunday Sale. For years I have wanted to make something out of that old tablecloth. Each time a project came up I would ask it, "Is this for you?" Finally the answer was "Yes!" Miraculously, the pieces fell exactly between the holes and stains. It really was the perfect use for that tablecloth!
Here's a pattern making tip: I used stiff interfacing to make the seat pattern. I laid the interfacing on the seat and rubbed the edges with a crayon. An exact outline shows up! Cut that out and you have yourself a pattern!
For more transformations visit the Shabby Chic Cottage! (I sure hope I win that paintbrush!)