Years and years ago I found 4 of these marvelous rusty chairs at a flea market and filled with excitement, I scooped them right up and got a real bargain too. They came with no seats or backs and my plan was to re-do them and sell them in the store. Well you all know about the best laid plans and they never did make it to the store. Thank goodness. Because several years ago while they languished in the basement I knew I couldn't sell them and that someday they would be in my kitchen.
Now that we're redoing the kitchen I finally brought two of these chairs upstairs for the eat in area. Mr Shabby cleaned them for me, sealed all the rust (of COURSE! I'm leaving the glorious rust) cut seats and backs, yet I couldn't find a fabric I liked locally. It wasn't until earlier this month on my girls weekend outing when Liz and Karen took me to Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC that I found what I wanted. And I should have because Mary Jo's is a fabric lovers dream...32,000 square feet filled with all fabric imaginable!
So here is a close up of the back of the chairs
And I decided to trim the bottom of the skirt in a different fabric for contrast. Tone on tone polka dots! :-)
The finished chair in it's pretty graphic French script.
And now residing at the bunny table.
When I brought them into the kitchen I said to Mr Shabby, "Didn't these turn out pretty?"
He said, "Pretty pleasing." After all these years he can still surprise me. LOL