My Goodwill Find…

On Saturday when the kids were at guitar lessons, I killed time at Goodwill.  I found some good flannel sheets to use to make diapers for layette project and I found this chair.
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Yes is covered with ugly upholstery and yes it does need some repair, but nothing we can’t fix.  If you’ve read my blog, you might know that hubby and I love antiques.  Not just antiques to look at, but antiques that are functional too.  This chair is PERFECT for us.  It was $28.  Hubby is going to work on re- gluing the arms in place.  Then I am going to “sweet talk” my sister into spending a little bonding time with me to reupholster it.

Here’s a side view…
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We have matching walnut furniture in our bedroom.  Our bed and dresser both have that ornate carving along the top.  I can’t wait to get it all finished but it is on the back burner until the garage addition is finished.

Any ideas on what would be historically appropriate to use as a fabric?  Here’s a peak at the carpet I have down….I don’t know if the fabric is suppose to be like the rug or if a velvet type material is more historically appropriate.   My daughter Kayla pulled the fabric up a bit to see that there is horse hair underneath.  Let me know what you think….

6 thoughts on “My Goodwill Find…

  1. Phyllis

    Lucky you! The bones of that chair are beautiful. I can’t wait to see you bring it back to it’s original glory. Enjoy the process…

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  2. Gineen

    beautiful! I think it is an Eastlake or Gothic style – and the appropriate fabric would be a red velvet – dark, rich red- for the time period.

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