I've actually had the first pair done for a while. They looked like this when I picked them up.
They were free :)
I wanted to brighten the mood in the living room, so I went with this green geometric chenille fabric. I found it online at www.fabricguru.com and it was only $6 a yard.
They were completely redone and they turned out sleek and comfy.
Then I found another pair. Structurally they were in good shape. I didn't like the attached pillow back style but I liked the size and shape (and the fact that there were two of them- who knew it was so hard to find pairs of chairs) I paid $40 for the pair.
The upholsterer attached the back, gave them new foam and cut down on the buttons.
This is a close up of the fabric.
I love the splayed legs from behind.
They're in the sunroom where I seem to be doing a very golden beige color scheme.
I'm really happy with the way all the chairs turned out. Like I've said before, I think the older chairs are so much better in quality and they have such interesting shapes. I got to choose the fabric and I paid a lot less for them by finding old chairs and having them reupholstered than I would have if bought new chairs in a big retail chain.
The bad news is I'm out of places to put chairs. My chair collecting days appear to be over. :(