Chair Obsession ?

Ever since the success of the chair makeover Here  My hubby and I seem to keep finding “must have” chairs to renovate.  The four dark wood ones above we found last weekend at the boot sale and are really excited about their gorgeous shape and potential. 

We have already started rubbing down the three on the right and have some gorgeous paint and ideas for transforming them.  This time we are going for some colour and distressing similar to these below from the beautiful blog that is Miss Mustard Seed

Earlier this week Hubby won two cane chairs on Ebay from a local seller.  We went to their rather imposing and beautiful Georgian home last night to collect them.  The house was a vintage lovers dream.  I would dearly have loved to look over the whole house ! Here are our latest acquisitions.

So what do you think, can you ever have too many lovely chairs or do we need to sell some on ? 



  1. notSupermum
    May 20, 2011 / 10:10 am

    I love those cane chairs, I'd love to have those in my house!

  2. Karen Jones
    May 20, 2011 / 10:14 am

    Thanks notsupermum, now here's the debate we have in our house at the moment, would you paint them or leave them as they are ? x

  3. gidders1
    May 20, 2011 / 10:15 am

    Depends on the size of you house lol! They are lovely, could be a fab business branch to the white approach empire!

  4. Damian
    May 20, 2011 / 10:22 am

    I knew it wasn't just me who was chair-obsessed!

  5. midlifesinglemum
    May 20, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I always wanted a dining table with mis-matched chairs and and a different table-setting for each diner. If If all the chairs are white it shouldn't matter that they are different styles. I never managed this but I tend not togo for sets so that the collection can always be added to.

  6. Karen Jones
    May 20, 2011 / 10:46 am

    gidders1 house is normal 3 bed semi so could start to be an issue xx

  7. Karen Jones
    May 20, 2011 / 10:48 am

    Damian, it really is an obsession ! We keep finding these amazing bargains and hubby just says, we'll renovate ! His poor garage is getting very full of "projects" .

    May 20, 2011 / 11:31 am

    You can NEVER have too many chairs! Only last night I dreamt of hosting a party where 2 guests ended up sitting on a footstool. You could always hang one or 2 on the wall, Shaker style! I wouldn't be able to part with any of them. Once you've 'White Approched' them, they'll be highly sought after…

  9. notSupermum
    May 20, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Hmm, not sure about to paint or not to paint. They're lovely as they are, but you always make things look lovely so not sure. Dilemma!

  10. TheOnlineStylist
    May 20, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    I wish I had the talent to spot stuff like this and transform it – I love to see how people change their living space with bits and pieces in this way. Love those cane chairs! And no don't sell anything on.. keep it all! x

  11. Emma
    May 20, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    I wish we had a bigger house because I would love to buy some stuff from you!!! xx

  12. Becky
    May 21, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I do love this look, and I can already imagine in my mind what your chairs will look like. Looking forward to following your new ventures! Bx

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