I searched and searched for months (since January) for the perfect dining chairs to go with my table. I had no luck for months, then one day I found them! I talked the owner, David, of the Calhoun Antique Mall into selling them to me instead of putting them into the auction.. They are perfect.. Antique and in GREAT shape, very sturdy, have GREAT legs, AND have fleur de lis on them!!! Given my fleur de lis obsession I dont think they could be more perfect, all I had to do was cover them.. I got 6 chairs from the early 1900's for $125! (this before my lovely layoff).. I found some awesome fabric at Hobby Lobby to cover them with. It's a super thick, tone on tone, black woven fabric with a sort of damask pattern stitched on.. It was about $17 a yard I think but I had a 40% off coupon so I got a deal! I got two yards and headed home.... and did nothing... for weeks... The fabric was so thick that I knew it would be tough to do alone, so when my friend Kay volunteered to help I said "Heck yeah!".. It took 3 installments but we finished them this morning! I love how they turned out and how they look with the table. Here's a before and after:
LIGHTENED BOTTOM VIEW TO SHOW PATTERN:
SIDE BY SIDE: BEFORE AND AFTER
And here's how they look with the table.. I just wanted to give you a peek. I will post better diningroom pics once I have everything done and where I want it :) I put 4 of the chairs with the table and put the other two by the window in the corners with pillows in them..