|My husband was skeptical about these forlorn French-inspired chairs. I, however, am not.|
|This close-up gives you a sense of how the silk just basically fell apart.|
Here's the wicker couch. She looks a little rough, but she's actually very sturdy (and damned heavy). She's also about six feet long - perfect for stretching out in the afternoon with a book on the back porch. She's due, first of all, for a paint job, probably again in white. I like white wicker.
This is the original fabric, I think. The cushions on the seating have been replaced, from what I can tell. I'm not a huge fan of brocade and the fabric is in terrible shape, so I'll be reupholstering the back and then adding new seat cushions (cushier ones) and pillows, using my mom's wicker remodel from her porch as inspiration. She has the most beautiful porch. And the comfiest pillows (most of which she bought at Ikea FYI).
I probably won't get to this until next Spring or over the looooooooong winter months ahead of us. Stay tuned.
So, I'm curious. What would you do with these if they were yours? How would you finish them? A/J