Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vintage Chairs

Whenever I'm working with a tight budget, I always look for vintage pieces to recover/paint, etc. Thank god for Craigslist and thrift stores!

Currently I'm "researching" (aka searing on Pinterest) for vintage chairs (or vintage looking) in living rooms.

If only I could find some like these! So cool.


Wing back chairs are the easiest kind to find, but not all are created equal. These (below) have a great shape. Maybe I should do a post about ugly vs. pretty wing backs....








19 comments:

  1. YES!!!   Please do a post about wing back chairs.  I'm interested in finding a cheap one & having it recovered for a corner in my bedroom.  

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  2. I think that's a great idea for a blog post! There are so many ugly wing backs out there! Love the ones you chose for this post!
    Christina

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  3. I love the shape of the chair in the last image. I recently had two similar chairs recovered and it was fairly inexpensive since only the two cushions needed reupholstering and very little fabric was needed.

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  4. I'm currently scouring the internet for a midcentury style wingback (like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/50396991/reserved-mid-century-wingback-tufted) . I found one six months ago and recovered it. It's awesome but now I need a match. Maybe craigslist lightning will strike twice.

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  5. Do you know what style the dining room chairs in the top photo are?  My parents had those chairs when we were younger and I would love to know the proper name for them.

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  6. Yes, please do a post about cute vs. ugly wingbacks. I am always jealous of people finding really cute things on Craigslist, ours is terrible and people totally overprice things.

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  7. I am on the hunt for 2 chairs as well.  No luck on craigslist.... but your post has inspired me to be patient and keep hunting.

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  8. Great pictures. Sounds like we are all looking for the right chair.. good luck!
    Nancy
    http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/02/my-first-sofa-reupholster.html

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  9. I only buy vintage chairs for my design projects -- well 95% of the time.  I love that they provide a bit of history, have more interesting shapes and their price point since I normally want to recover them in something funky and fun.

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  10. Yes, yes..ugly vs pretty wing back chairs.  I see them all the time in thrift stores.

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  11. Yes! I'd be interested in a pretty vs ugly wingback post. 

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  12. The first pair in the first picture I found at an auction last month.  I couldn't make it to the auction and the pair sold for $50, of course they needed to be reupholstered.  I am still kicking myself.

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  13. Hi Bryn, am so with you on this one!  And, PLS. do  a post on ugly vs. pretty wing backs - think we could all learn from that b/c they're a ton of wing backs on craigslist, tag sales, etc.  BTW, love the Milo Baughman chairs in Sasha's home. 

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  14. I got a set of the chairs in the first pic, "Milo Baughman" style at a Thrift store for $15! They have a really cool textured tan and coral zig zag fabric that I would keep if it wasn't worn, or stinky, or if my hubby liked it.haha.  I just ordered linen to recover them and the cushions will have a welting.  There's a couple expensive ones on ebay.

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  15. I love when they do not have queen Anne legs.....hard to find though.....

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  16. Jessamie - B&B RedesignFebruary 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    I have a pair of chairs like the one in the last picture that were my grandmothers.  I've recovered them in a bold stripe and I'm in love!
    www.birdandbranchredesign.com

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  17. Couldn't agree more - vintage chairs add so much personality! I actually found a Milo Baughman-style chair (like the ones in the first photo) on our Nashville Craigslist a while back and had it recovered in a vivid azalea color. Love it! (http://myinteriorlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-pink.html

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