So here’s a quick history lesson: In 1865, the Tell City Chair Company was founded (the same company who made the chairs I was working on the other day).

As this website says:

They produced some of the finest hand-crafted furniture in the world. Pieces are highly-valued in the antique community and can be found in the White House.

Who knew history could be fun?!

You can read all about the company here.

Because these chairs have so much background, I didn’t want to paint over the original wood. But the seat cushions desperately needed some attention.

I removed the fabric to uncover another layer of fabric, which was original with the chair.

This process was not a fast one. Both layers of fabric were stapled to the seat bottom a billion times, and removing them was very tedious. Wade has a phobia of getting stuck in the foot with sharp objects, so he about had a cow when he walked into the garage and saw staples all over the floor.

Heehee sorry Wade 🙂

The next step was picking fabric. I wanted to do something with Farmhouse vibe. These are the four fabrics I was choosing between:

I had my friend Nikki model for me today. Thank you Nikki for being a fantastic fabric model, Cindy Crawford has nothing on you!

I knew which one I liked right away. Tan woven fabric with small linen colored stripe = Winner!

I will let you get back to enjoying your Saturday. Stop by next week for a step by step tutorial on how to recover a chair seat.

~Wendy