On Monday my kids went back to school, Momma’s day to celebrate! This week all those kid free hours have spiked my enthusiasm to get things done. I feel like I have gotten more done in the last three days than I have all summer. Those little projects that seemed so big just last week are finally getting done.
You may remember back in May I found these amazing chairs at the trödelmarkt. They were miss matched and one was missing the back rest but I still loved them and for 50€ ($70) I could not resist. They appear to be Yngve Ekstrom Circle Chairs or something similar. Either way I think they were a good deal plus I saw a similar pair on 1stdibs for $1,350 (that’s just crazy business.)
I took them home and found them a place of honor in my entry hall. I even removed the back rest so they would be a better match, but that is as far I got. There they sat mismatched for 3 months.
This week they finally got the respect they deserve. A scrub with a magic eraser got them surprisingly clean. Those scuffs I thought were scratches in the paint came right off.
Next was a fresh new cover for the seats. I used a grey slub linen I found at Ikea to match the existing rug and hopefully work with this amazing Robert Allen Neo Toile Coral fabric I found thanks to a great post by Emily A. Clark.My thought is to use it in this area across from the chairs. It has two grey ottomans that I would love to slipcover in this fabric to bring in some color. This means maybe a small lumbar pillow for the chairs as well.