So about 4 months ago I was on the hunt for some patio chairs. Rarely do I find something in a thrift shop that I am looking for (which is kind of the thrill, right? Never knowing what treasures you might find.) My only criteria was that I was looking for something made of iron and I wanted 4. I hit up one of my favorite shops in Marina Del Rey and found these guys. They were asking $48/set of 4. Hmmm... $12 each. I'm thinking $48 is kind of a lot and then I think 'don't be an idiot. Where else are you going to find chairs for $12 each?' So after about 5 minutes of deliberation, I decided to go for it. I'm not super crazy about the design, I mean they aren't anything to write home about but they were iron, there were 4 and they are super comfy to sit in.We loaded them up and they sat on our back patio for about 2 months. It was one of those things on my 'to-do before baby arrives' list but that just never happened. The cushions needed to be recovered and the iron needed to be painted.
While my Mom was here (after the arrival of aforementioned baby) she asked if there was anything I could use her help with. Hells-Bells-Yes! So we headed downtown and searched for fabric. I wasn't crazy about any of the upholstery fabric that was for outdoor use, so I picked out 4 quilting fabrics and went with those instead. She was so generous to offer to take them home with her and sew them up for me (I swear, they probably wouldn't have happened until 2009 if it were up to me.) She sewed them up and I had the unfortunate task of pulling all the staples out of the old cushion covers (only took me 2 days) and then the very easy task of putting the covers on and stapling them down.
Not to bad, eh? The corner of the green cushion is driving me bonkers. I need to go and tighten the corner and staple it so it's not so bunchy. I'm only one woman, you know. Anyway, now the chairs just need to be painted. Oy vei. I'm thinking of a pale turquoise or the green on the second cushion. So many options, really.
Anyway, the fabrics are all Amy Butler, except the blue is FreeSpirit (I think).