A few weeks ago I shuffled the chairs around the dining table leaving my beloved vintage ones homeless. Or at least table-less. But only temporarily. They’ve been displaced to my new favorite seating area in the house – what shall now be known as the living room. Along with an old cage-turned-coffee-table, that we’ve had for years, in a similar green hue.
We’ve been working on carving out different areas in our great room to make it most functional. Using furniture as a divider, or floating it, seems to be working with our current layout. (But that doesn’t mean I won’t rearrange again soon.)
I’m happy with how the space under the bay window has evolved. This cozy little sitting area is saturated in deep colors from the walnut & mohair Ward Bennett chairs to the over-dyed blue and orange kilim rug. The space can handle all of the dark, dramatic color thanks to all of the natural light that pours in.
The “living room” is conveniently adjacent to the bar where we store glassware & mix cocktails
…beside the captain. The count is getting pretty high on sea captains around here. This is Gorton.
So that is the fate of the chairs. I know you were worried about them. They are indeed one of my favorite vintage finds ever.
What is your best vintage find ever?
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3 thoughts on “the fate of the mohair chairs”
I so enjoy all of your postings…wish I was as creative as you! Have you ever come across any creative thing to do with an old sled? I have a very old one my grandparents used (I’m 63) and have always wanted to make it in to a coffee table but cannot figure how to do it so I thought you might have a suggestion.
Jill Butler Havertown, PA
How about using it as a hanging rack? I have seen sleds as pot racks. You just attach an S hook to the bottom for the pots or whatever to hang from. Like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/83809243035772975/
It seems like you’d need to stack 2 to make it a the appropriate coffee table height.