Love At First Sight

That is the feeling I felt when I saw these chairs, love. I love the clean lines, the minimalism, the simplicity of the structure, and the effortless way they go with everything. HOWEVER, and that’s a big however, they are sort of in bad shape.

The frame of the chairs are made from metal, and constructed almost entirely together as a whole piece—while the back and bottom area are made of leather. The edges are frayed, worn, and starting to split revealing a metal base for both the back and bottom seat. Needless to say, I’m not entirely sure what to do, but I love them.

I used to work for an upholsterer in the South Bay who took old furniture and transformed them into these beautiful one-of-a-kind creations, and my first instinct, and probably my best thought—and probably the most effortless thought—was to ask her for some advice and potentially commission her to finish them. BUT, if you know me, I’m never one to outsource things, I like the possibility rolling up my sleeves, getting my hands dirty, and building something on my own.

Let me know if any of you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions. I’d love to hear all the details of what I should consider before beginning—and of course, stay tuned, because sometime soon I’m going to try and tackle these lovelies and I’d love for you to join me on the journey.

Next step, inspiration!!!

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