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