Every morning, I spend a few minutes trolling Craigs List just for fun whilst sipping my coffee. After a few months (slow & steady wins the race, right), I found these haggard beauties. Aren't their lines beautiful?
(Does anyone else get a bit nervous going to a Craigs Lister's home? Especially after that whole freaky Craigs List Killer biznatch?) Lucky for me, this seller was a nice lady who looked just like Cher's long-lost twin. I wanted to ask if she could Turn Back Time. She was in the process of moving her grandmother in with her and had taken on the task of cleaning out her grandmother's tiny home, selling the stuff that she no longer needed. There were so many vintage treasures I hungered for but for once in my life, I practiced some restraint.
My frugal-loving ass couldn't resist asking if Cher-Twin would consider lowering the already reasonable price. She looked apologetic as she sincerely said, "I'm so sorry, it's just the money's going straight to Grandma and I don't want to let her down." Which made me crumple and practically paw thru my purse looking for any extra money I could offer up, but all I had were Altoids. Whether she was truthful or not, this is why I always leave the bartering/bargaining to Mr. FC; I'm such a wimp. I paid her, she helped me load my car, and then gave me a hug (a hug?!) and said "I'm happy they're going to someone kind." Well
Inspired by the makeovers I featured in this post, I'm excited to recover the seat & paint the wood frame (using this & this tutorial). If you have any suggestions/ideas, I'd love to hear them!!
By the way, does anyone know what style these chairs would fall under? They're from the 1970's and look like a repro of Louis XVI style chairs (the cane back is a sign according to this handy guide to French chairs Design*Sponge did) but the pronounced angular legs are throwing me off. Are they Provincial (Provençal?)? Not even French?