OMG you guys. I picked up my chairs at the upholsterer’s this afternoon and so in love with them I am that I had to share with you straight away. I couldn’t wait.
If you have been following along with our little dining room remodel, you’ll know that I decided to recover all my chairs in Braemore Jamil Natural – a most wonderful leopard print fabric that I’ve had a ‘thing’ for for quite some time now. Well, I’ve always been partial to leopard print (seriously, I’ve loved it for decades now) so when it came to choosing a fabric for the re-upholstery, it didn’t take me long to decide that this was gonna be the one.
I ordered the fabric from My Fabric Connection. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere in the UK so I had to stump up and get it delivered from the US but happily, they do ship internationally. For 3 metres of fabric plus delivery and custom charges, all in I paid just over £100 which to be honest, for 6 chairs plus enough left over to make myself a few cushions, I think it’s money well spent.
The chairs I’ve had for a couple of years (after endless searching on eBay, they are up there with my favourite finds) and so I took them to Brian over at MD Upholstery in Stockport who I’ve used in the past and has always been great. They took around 2 weeks to finish which was fine as we didn’t need them whilst working on the room and cost me £210 for all 6 chairs. So, for just over £300 for fabric and upholstery, I have what feels like a brand new set of chairs!
Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, you can see this post for the full design reveal and how the chairs will work with the new look room. Still plenty more to do here but at least we’re making some progress.
As you can see, Meisha decided she would graciously model the chairs for me. I wonder if she realises she’s the inspiration for the new look?
I’m going to try to squeeze in another post on Friday but if not, know it’s not because I’m neglecting you. I’m off to London to visit a blogger friend with an AMAZING home tomorrow so I want to share that with you soon! But trying to squeeze in a dining room remodel, writing for clients and posts for my own blog might be a little crazy this week so please bear with me! I promise to keep you updated as things progress regardless :)
So what do you think of the chairs? I’m utterly in love myself.