Wednesday, August 11, 2010

resurrection of a wing chair

resurrection of a wing chair

This is more of a home decor post than an outfit one. One of the many exciting things about moving into our new home has been that I have been able to bust my recently recovered wing chairs out of storage. This is one of them.

resurrection of a wing chair

When I got these chairs, they were covered in some beige floral fabric that was just not my bag. I was looking for a blue and white fabric to recover them with and, I have to say, the choice was easy when I found this mesmerizing pattern. My general furniture-buying philosophy is to buy cheap and used, then update as needed. Sky Upholstery recovered these and I think they did a wonderful job for a very reasonable price. The fabric came from Calico Corners (which has a great online "lookbook," chock full of decorating ideas).

vintage men's J. Press shirt
Anthropologie skirt
H&M socks
Forever 21 sandals

53 comments:

SWF_Terra said...

I am in love with this damask print. I have this wonderful boudoir chair that my husband wants to chuck but I refuse. Just needs a face lift... much like this.

And the outfit is impeccable.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

You did a great job -- that chair has a fabulous design! I'm really excited about moving to a bigger place too so that I can decorate as much as I want.

Even though this isn't a style post, I like your outfit. I didn't think it was possible for those shoes to look any cooler, but those socks bring it to another level :)

Papillon Vintage said...

I love the chair, the pose and just about everything. I am new to your blog, but it is just amazing!

FASHION SNAG said...

Love your skirt and the chair looks great! xx

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WendyB said...

FAB skirt! And chair.

Grace said...

Digging that chair! And your shoes.

Love Grace.

Briana said...

such cute photos! i love your entire outfit,esp. the shoes!

Miranda said...

Exactly my philosophy on furniture as well.
Great fabric and great outfit, I love your style!
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NYC said...

that is beautiful.
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libys11 said...

cute skirt!! and i love the way you tied the shirt! :D

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Lisa said...

Love your wing chair, that fabric is beautiful! Your outfit complements it so well too..so cute!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

the print goes SO well with those shoes and socks! also love the oversized shirt tied together like that, great outfit.

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dear kate said...

such a fun look for an even more fun chair! too cute!
katie

Leia said...

That chair is awesome! What a cool print! And I love your outfit, too, especially the skirt :)

Leia

janettaylor said...

Stunning chair! And your outfit is perfect as always!

Mekinking said...

ahhh, I love the print! you have an amazing ability of chosing beautiful things and presenting them on your blog, really!
btw the skirt is also very nice :)

eek said...

You did a gorgeous job on the upholstery -love that print! I adore your shoes too...can't believe they are F21!

Christina said...

Great photos. I love the outfit. So proper yet edgy with those sandals.

thenextarrow said...

love the chair + the shoes + the...well.. everything!

xo Alison

Beck, At Her Best said...

The chair upholstery is fantastic, I love how all the blues & whites in the photos go so well together

LoveCharlesVintage said...

The chair looks incredible! Also wish I had those shoes.

Audrey Allure said...

The chair is beautiful!

northwest is best said...

What a wonderful chair! I would happily sit and read a Dickens novel in it. Also, I notice you've gone for the ankle socks and shoes look, which is definitely the way forward as we approach autumn.

Elizabeth Edith said...

Love the chair! It's so cool that you're into that, keeping more out of the landfills and restoring stuff that's already beautiful!

Blicious said...

LOVE your outfit! so pretty! that chair is amazing!

xoxo
b

drollgirl said...

love the chair AND the skirt!!!!!

MrJeffery said...

gorgeous fabric.

stylefyles said...

Oh, I love Calico Corners! There used to be one just down the street from my old apartment - I found some clearance fabric and recovered an old bench with it!

Can we talk about these photos now? Because I love them. Everything from your outfit to the recovered chairs is perfection!

LOVE the structure and fabric on those chairs, and what a skirt! Great job pulling off the socks with sandals look, a trend which, despite it's potential for cuteness, is often poorly executed. Yours make the cut! (errrr, my cut), haha. Love it!

Kimberellie said...

I don't know what I love more, your outfit our you chairs! I want to just steal this pic and tape it on my wall for inspiration!

Because that would be kind of creepy, and because I'm lazy, I am just going to hang it on my mental fridge. Um...You know what I mean.

But yes, LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Devon said...

Abolutely stunning x

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I love the idea of buying secondhand furniture and customizing it. The fabric you chose is fantastic. Great skirt, too!

Melanie said...

That chair looks gorgeous! I have an old rocking chair that I'm considering reupholstering. Maybe having the pros do it would be a wise decision...

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

anotherfishinthesea said...

The chair looks fabulous - I want one for myself!! I just need to get a house where it will fit.... :)

Melissa~ said...

I love it. This is a chair with personality. And you look so awesome sit in this chair, and dress like that.

thanks for your comment!

LyddieGal said...

That fabric is gorgeous! I love wing chairs, so classic and comfy.

And your striped skirt, so cute!

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Adrianna Traxler said...

Love how the stripes on your skirt..give off a mind freak effect (or that could just be me) I love the look.

The Frocker said...

The wing chair is hot fire! Aaaaand your outfit is too.

I love decor... have you shown pics of your house before (other than that recent outdoor one)?

Jonna said...

Love your outfit and the pattern of the chair! x

Sisa System™ said...

Love the Pictures!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Really love that chair. And your skirt is gorgeous. Great outfit!SarahD:)

Rachel said...

Great outfit, E!
And I love the chair. It looks great!

The Owl's Closet said...

wow, that's a beautiful chair, E! u definitely found the perfect fabric for this chair. love it! also, loving ur outfit and that skirt!! have a great weekend!

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Milda said...

The pattern of your skirt looks so cool against the pattern of the chair!
& your shoes are HOT

十十f十 said...

great choice of fabric. and i like your top and skirt.

Lorena said...

Great choice of fabric.
But my eyes are on your pretty skirt!

Becca said...

I've always had an odd obsession with wing chairs. I hope to one day have some in my home. The fabric you picked is great! This chair is gorgeous! I'm hoping for more interior decorating posts as you get the new house together.

FashionAddict said...

So pretty! That chair is great, too.

Kristin said...

OMG, that fabric is beyond gorgeous!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great chair and cover! It might not be an outfit post, but the skirt is very lovely, too!

Sarah said...

I love these types of chairs. They are wonderful. This one has a fabulous pattern!
Plus your outfit is really cute. I love that skirt and those shoes!

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* Reena Rai * said...

Amazing fabric, it is gorgeous. I love your outfit too, the shirt and skirt combination is gorgeous

blorange dice said...

you are so cute! and your chair rocks.

hope you're doing well!

Mode in Italy said...

great: amazing, particular but.. so chic!