Our little slipper chairs get much attention in the store. They are the perfect size for extra seating in a living room and are amazingly comfortable. However, they didn’t always look this good.

When I first acquired these classic 1960s style chairs, they were upholstered in a ratty brown and cream floral fabric, had a fussy quilt-tufted back and dark stained wood legs and exposed trim. Not exactly in their prime.

Before:

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The chairs however had great shape, were sturdy and there was a pair! They quickly came back to the store with me. To begin the makeover, I striped the dark wood stain on the exposed wood legs and trim along the sides, and finished it in a natural tung oil for a raw wood look.

Then my master upholster completed the reupholstery in a beautiful floral linen/cotton blend fabric. I chose this fabric for it’s modern simple style and how well it paired with the exposed raw wood finish, giving the chairs a light and fresh new look. The completed chairs, below, get plenty of buzz in the store, even prompting a client to reupholster her own chair (with arms) in the same fabric. A Gild & Co. success that will go to a lucky home.

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For more information about this project or any other inquiries, please stop by our shop in West Point Grey in Vancouver or contact us directly.

Bonnie