We all know the comforting familiarity of our grandparent's house; including their often dated furniture. I still have vivid memories of lazy boy recliners, french whitewashed bedroom sets and floral fabrics.
Now that my grandparents have all passed, the nostalgia and some physical pieces are all that remain. To keep hold onto them, I got some pieces, but wanted to updated them and breathe new life into them.
The fact is, common "store bought" furniture is not what it was back in the day. What used to be standard (solid wood, 8 way, hand tied springs) is now reserved for custom and very expensive furniture lines. So, I ALWAYS choose old pieces over new. It is more sustainable, better quality, and I love the story behind the pieces.
Location of find: Handed down from my grandmother... these chairs have been in NYC, bWellesley, the Cape, and now East Boston!
Details: Vintage Caned chairs in walnut.
Work Done: Painted frame, removed back cushion, as it was too thin to be comfortable, reupholstered seat/ removable cushion.