Sunday, August 15, 2010


Do you remember this chair? Probably not, as I introduced it in my second post two years ago. If you are interested, you may check out that post by clicking here.

I've been waiting and waiting until the time was right to have it reupholstered to rid it of it's ugly green vinyl. We have done some reupholstering in the past; but with its great channel back and sides, I figured it was beyond our capabilities and deserved a professional job.

I took several pictures under different circumstances and still couldn't capture the true color. It really is a wonderful, red tweed fabric. I'm in love all over again with this chair!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for Met Monday


Marian at Miss Mustard Seed
for Furniture Feature Friday.

Be sure to check these parties out for lots of inspiration.

My posts and visiting have been sporadic, at best, recently. I've been involved in an interesting project for the last three weeks. A friend of mine is the administrator of an estate with no heirs; therefore, everything must be sold. The deceased was a traveler and literally shopped the world, plus was the caretaker of lots of old family belongings. I was asked to help with the organization, pricing, etc. for the estate sale. My computer time has been spent doing research on different items and prices, plus I've been spending full time working at the site. We have about three more weeks of work before the sale can be held. Hopefully, I'll have a lot to blog about when my time is free again. I'll try to pop in once in awhile until then.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Sally! It looks fabulous! I know you must be so happy! Your current task sounds interesting! Keep us posted on any really unique finds and tell us about their history! Enjoy your week!...hugs...Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally it looks wonderful girl..I bet it's also comfortable to sit in..I love wing back chairs..I hope you had a GREAT weekend my Dear sweet friend...Thanks for being you...your one of the best!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marilyn said...

Great chair and I'd love a red chair or a pink one, or a new one!! The estate sale work sounds challenging, but interesting. Hope it goes well. ♥♫

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! You know I've really missed you but what a wonderful time you must be having. I'm sure your friend appreciates you knowledge of antiques too! Make sure you take your camera to work! :)
Now that chair! I love it. I did go back and read your first post about it! It looks gorgeous! I love those kinds of backs and didn't know they were called channel backs. See how smart you are! :)
Thanks for popping in to see my olden kitchen.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Nicole said...

What a transformation! Completely worth the wait!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Sallyl, what an improvement on that chair! Drastic! We had a brown "naugahyde" chair from 1969 which is now covered in pretty fabric...much better. It took us about 30 years to get rid of the nauga! The estate sale sounds fascinating - would love to hear more! Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the chair with it's new red upholstery. It looks fabulous. Have fun with the estate sale and take pics and show us all the goodies. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

OOHH! This looks great. I have a leather wingback that I would love to recover. This gives me hope! It looks like a whole new chair. Your new project sounds right up my alley! I can't wait to see and hear about all the treasures. What a shame that what someone has so lovingly collected will go to strangers. :(

Sarah said...

Very cute....I like it much better than the green!

Have a great day!

Chatelaine said...

The chair looks great. I love the color.

Helping with an estate sale sounds like fun but lots of work! I am glad the friend is entrusting you with the project rather than hiring someone from an ad in the phonebook. Too many scam artists out there.

bj said...

O, Sally...I love this chair. And, of course, I do love the RED. So glad you love it again!!
xo bj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, that chair looks beautiful! You picked the right fabric, and it looks like a new chair. How fun to be working on the estate sale. Are you able to get some good deals on some treasures? Have fun, and don't work too hard. laurie

Sue said...

Hi there Miss Sally...your chair looks wonderful...much better then the green vinyl...sounds like fun work your doing on the estate sale...your certainly the expert on old stuff...hope your back blogging real soon!! Sue

PAT said...

Your "new" chair is beautiful, Sally.

I'm looking forward to hearing about the estate sale. Sounds wonderful!