Hollywood Regency Chairs

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Sometimes we think we know what direction we are going and for some reason or another we just can’t get there and have to change course.  Back in November I found a pair of free Lewittes Hollywood Regency style chairs. Research informed me that they are quite valuable even in vintage condition, but the foam on the back was deteriorating and I knew they needed some love.  Not to mention gold velvet just doesn’t have the look that most people like these days.  I had this wonderful vision for them to be Hollywood glam with high gloss black paint and some really beautiful black and gold fabric I purchased, but I sat on this vision for six months and never executed it…probably because I knew the look would appeal to only a select group of buyers.  So when I was asked to have two chairs at the July occasional sale for Mama’s Happy and found out the theme for the space was Maine/coastal/cottage I decided that these chairs would work just perfectly and abandoned my vision to appeal to a greater audience.

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I painted them in ASCP Chateau Grey to freshen up the wood and cane.  Recently I had purchased some wool/linen blend fabric for some other chairs and realized it was not going to be a good fit for them, but it ended up being a wonderful fit for these chairs albeit a nightmare to sew with.  To finish them off I covered the backs in matching coffee sacks and glued on a green and brown trim.

They look fantastic with all the other beautiful pieces out at Mama’s Happy Independence.  I forgot to take a picture of the space after we set up but will add one when I go out to the sale on Wednesday.

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A before picture to show how far they came

Update:

Here are some pictures of the July occasional sale out at Mama’s Happy.  Lots of fun stuff!

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One thought on “Hollywood Regency Chairs

  1. Oh my gosh, they are beautiful!!!! I’ve got to see them in real life! Congratulations on doing such wonderful work.

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