I bought the pair for $40 at a local antique store. I really love the clean lines & exposed wood on them. I have never seen a pair of chairs exactly like them, which also makes them very special! After doing a bit of research on the new One Kings Lane Home Décor Resource Page I was able to determine that they are probably some sort of reproduction Louis XVI Bergere chair. The store I bought them from considered them antique, but I’m not quite sure they are from the 1700’s! I’m so glad to finally have a little knowledge about this chair.
If you haven’t checked out the resource page, I encourage you to look at it. It might take you a few minutes of investigation, but I think you’ll notice that there is a wealth of information there! Here is another article I found on choosing the perfect statement chair.
Anyway, back to my chair… I’m really hoping to put my big girl panties on this week & start on these lovelies! My plan is to re-stain the legs a dark walnut color & cover the chair in canvas. I think the contrast will look very sharp, similar to this chair:
You may recall that I recovered another set of chairs for the living room over the summer. I will definitely be looking over that experience so I don’t make any of the same mistakes on these chairs!
In case you forgot what the rest of the room looks like, here’s a peek:
So, do you have any statement chairs in your home? Have any encouragement for me about recovering chairs? I would rather just pay someone to do it, but kind of feel like it would be cheating & would rather be saving my pennies for some other projects! I’m scared! (What a way to end a blog post!)