Not even two weeks into the summer and somehow I managed to get my hands on some Brody mid-century modern dining chairs! Can I get a holla?!?! Except there was only one problem...
They looked like this:
See that splitting vinyl?? Tres tragique! What's worse was even the underside of the chairs had instructions on how to care for the upholstery. Someone had seriously neglected these puppies in a past life...
I motion that they add to the *DON'TS column: "Do not give to frat house or wreckless bachelor" (which is how I got my hands on them).
Since the original vinyl was so SHOT, I had no choice but to replace the fabric. New upholstery challenge accepted!
As is my usual reupholstery MO, I went with a cream linen that really lightened up their silohuettes.
In a perfect world, I would've restored the original fabric. But the seats and the backrests were truly unsalvagable. The back panels, however, where in mint condition so after some jerry-rigging, I found a way to keep them for a two-toned contrast.
The chairs' original swivel chrome bases were in excellent shape as well.
The backrests had some cute keyhole detailing - which I'm not gonna lie, was one of the trickiest parts of the reupholstery project.
But those wishbone keyholes, coincidentally, inspired the unconventional staging wall-art.
And (of course), I couldn't style a chair without my favorite Kilim pillow kid (shhh don't tell the others).
Is it just me or do they look like a chorus line?
Let's practice that high kick ladies.
If you're in the D.C. Metro area and are looking for a set of dining chairs (or even some occasional or desk chairs if that's what you're in to) - hit me up.
Mid-Mod Dining Chairs
Now Available for Sale
$175 each/ $600 for the set
If you are interested in this set or a custom order like it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.