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The Wingback Revisited

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Back in July, I talked about how much I love Sarah Richardson and how I used her kitchen as inspiration for my own:

and then I found a couple of  wingback chairs under $40 and had a cute Marine and his wife help me load them on my truck and bring them home and hide them (from Mr. reFresh – because he loves it when I bring junk home) for a couple months and then chicken out on reupholstering them myself and taking them in to town and letting a professional do them for me. Well I got them back this week and I have been looking at them, sitting on them almost drooling on them, because I love them so much.

The fabric is perfect, it looks like burlap. But it doesn’t smell like burlap or feel like burlap.  My grandsons won’t say that it’s scratchy, because it’s not. They don’t like that scratchy fabric!  The fabric was $3.50 per yard from Sir’s Fabric in Fayetteville TN, I’ve mentioned it before, and it’s the best place in the world for fabric (my opinion, they don’t even really know that I exist).

They are different sizes, one for me and one for Mr. reFresh.

This is one project that I’m glad that I didn’t try to do.  I know my limits…not really.

I only have this before picture, but they were both shades of plaid.  Pinky, peachy, a little 80’s maybe??  I took pics at the Upholstery shop on my old phone and forgot to email them to myself before I got my new phone.  You get the idea:

I have the bench, the wing backs, now I just need that island location (where Sarah’s kitchen is!)


Hers (mine have the shapely legs!-totally not planned)

In my dreams!

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    44 thoughts on “The Wingback Revisited”

    1. I too love the wingback and purchased one from an individual. I am planning on reupholstering it myself. And was wondering if you had any advice on how you did yours?

    2. They LOOK gor-ge-ous!! And I love how your chair is more girly with the curvy legs. So cute. YOU missy have a fantastic view, I don’t want to hear about an island 😉

    3. Love those chairs – what an awesome find! Do you know what kind of fabric you bought? I don’t like scratchy burlap either, but I love the texture it gives…

      Visiting from Transformation Thursday ~
      Rhonda @ home.made.

    4. Beautiful chairs! You got really good deals on them and the fabric was a steal. I wish we had fabric around here for those kind of prices. I’m a Sarah Richardson fan too ~ love her farmhouse the most, but the lake house is a close second.

    5. Timeless is right! I love them. I just don’t get how people use the burlap for pillows and chairs, it is SO itchy and it fades. What a great idea to use wing back chairs for a dining room, that Sarah, she is so cre8tive and such a great designer!

    6. Gooooorrrrrgeeeeeeeeeeeeeous!

      Love the new fabric – what an amazing improvement. Ahhhhhh… now I’m dreaming of wing back chairs… again!

      Take care,

    7. I love how your space has really come together……..you can never go wrong when you follow Sarah’s lead 🙂 Tommy is not too bad either…….I would love to have a sidekick.

    8. I love wing backs at the end of dining tables! I think you could have reupholstered the chair… I did one and it was not as hard at I thought it was going to be. But I had to do it myself…there was no $ for a professional! Love the fabric!

      Tiffany {Living Savvy}

    9. I adore that fabric and have been looking for something like that to use on some great antique chairs I bought recently. Any chance you know who manufacturers it? I actually would like it a tad darker, but for that price! I’d take it. Great job!!

    10. I *love* how the chairs look! That fabric looks like just what I want for a chair in my living room…if I could ever find the right chair! Maybe I’ll have to send YOU shopping for me! 😉
      Thanks for your kind comment on my suitcase wall!

    11. Beautiful! Tell me, what is the difference between ‘his’ chair and ‘her’ chair? Do you find the wingbacks too low for comfortable eating at the table? Love the new fabric!

    12. Loooove these chairs! What a beautiful space. Thanks for the tip about Sir’s, I’m in Winchester, TN quite often and now I know its worth the drive on to Fayetteville. I so enjoy your blog.

    13. Tickled to find your wonderful blog. The wing chairs at the country table look absolutely fabulous. Love the look of different chairs at a farm table. And your fabric is outstanding. I have an antique farm bench, two old chairs and a wing chair at my country farm table and love the look.

    14. I love Sarah Richardson too. I have all her new Sarah 101 shows saved on my DVR. I have used her for inpsiration too. Can’t get any better than that. Your wing chairs are perfect. Well done!

    15. In recovering the chairs you’ve created a treasure. You’ll always be glad.

      I see pretty blue and white fabrics on you bench cushions. I’ve been looking for blue-gray and white. Will you share the fabric name if you can recall? Thanks

    16. I’m so glad I found your blog – I’m a new follower of yours. I’m a Sarah Richardson fan as well, and I have several pictures of her cottage (as well as several other rooms of her house) saved for when we redo our kitchen. I love the color of her kitchen cabinets, though I’m not sure I have the guts to try it or not. Your chairs look amazing – great choice of fabric. I love how you say you know your limits, or not…made me chuckle because I can be that way too. Looking forward to seeing more projects.

    17. Debbie, They are beautiful chairs and the neutral fabric will go with everything. Great choice! Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

    18. You have caused my mouth to drop open once again! Actually twice…one time for the gorgeous chairs and the other for the price of that fabric. LOL! They are just so beautiful and look absolutely perfect with your table. Love the pic of your hubby! 🙂

    19. I was so excited to see this post, because I am trying to do the same thing! I really want wingback chairs for my dining room, but I’m having trouble biting the bullet and buying the chairs from craigslist. Yours came out beautifully and have re-inspired my search for the perfect wingbacks! Love the fabric you chose.


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