Decorative accessories and vintage finds
The chair is gorgeous! I do love worn surfaces, particularly peeling paint!! I think the toile looks great, I'm finding CK a bit too generic now, whereas as the toile is a classic..Tamzin X
Love the chair. I think it needs a soft and faded look in the cushions to set it off. CK might be a bit too vibrant?Thanks for your comment - sympathies regarding your Dad, it's hard isn't it.
I love the chair it can never be too shabby for me but customers are a different thing altogether aren't they- wanting something that's old but isn't, which is why I guess CK is so popular!It looks like one of those "stylists own" pieces!xx
CK - it's such a cliché but some new fabric from say Vanessa Arbuthnott would be a lovely interesting foil for the imperfections of the chair.
I have one almost exactly the same. It's my favourite. I would keep it as it is - it's a real treasure. Is it pale blue? Even more precious.
It look great as is & I think a nice soft "washed & worn" fabric cushion would suit it.
Hi Julie, I love this chair, the colour the very flakey paint everything... very pretty cushion too. What a find - lucky you.Nickyx
definately not too shabby...I love it! Lucyxx
aaargh - my comment just vanished!! I love the chair, and I would make a cushion with old fabric - or even just put a folded multi-coloured crochet blanket on it
Dont paint the chair perfect just the way it is, i think a bit of faded toile would be great as a cushion, Could I ask you a favour , dont think i will make it to the fair on the 30th, and i wonder if you could look out for me a fox terrier on wheels plastic loike Martha . there a photo of one in a old post of mine, as I am DESPERATE for one!!! Bestest wishes,Linda x
Oh my goodness - thank you Vintage Heart and thank you, you! We thought it was the 29th ie we just assumed it was on a Sunday. I am still working on stuff, ie 50's style boudoir little cushions and then tonight I had a couple more ideas. I cannot believe we were going to turn up on the Sunday - AAARRRGGGHHHHH. By the way love the chair especially with an old faded fabric, I also love the soft hues of Vanessa Arbuthnott, I love to go into our local fabric place and look at her book.........I am off to bed now, hubby is already in bed reading wait till I tell him about our 'nearly' mishap!! See you MONDAY!
Every ding and scrape tells a story.. best left alone I would say. It's lovely in all of it's shabbiness.Michele
I don't care to be different to everyone else's view but tho I like shabby I don't think this chair is shabby, I think it looks ratty and knackered. :O)
I love the chair as it is. I do love the distressed look but sometimes wonder what my grandmother would say!! Probably, she'd think we'd all gone mad! I definitely prefer the more muted choice of cushion - or something quite smart, but not Cath. I find her styles a bit pseudo-retro, whereas the chair is the real thing!Having said that, I know she has many devoted fans. Loads of my friends love her and they can't all be wrong!