Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Pair of 1950’s Chairs

My sister came to visit this past weekend and while we were out and about visiting one of our favorite stores I came across a pair of vintage orange 1950’s chairs.


I immediately fell in love with their unique shape, quirky style and great condition. The silhouette of the chairs when placed side by side reminded me of the settee I have in my office – one of my favorite pieces of furniture. I kept envisioning them painted white and upholstered in linen at the foot of my bed with a small table in between.


Needless to say, it didn’t take long to convince myself the chairs should come home with me. I was not sure how Mr. RDH was going to react to my unusual purchase but was pleasantly surprised when he liked them. Hurray!


Although my initial thought was to paint and reupholster the chairs to a more neutral color palette, for the time being they will be staying orange. I have found a home for them in a surprising location and will be sharing it with you soon.


47 comments:

A Vintage Vine said...

Oh my! Those could be the best chairs I have ever seen! You are one lucky girl and I am sure after they receive your TLC they will look even more amazing!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Those are gorgeous! Love the unusual shape (and the colour is quirky too - although I'm sure you'll do a lovely makeover). Great find!

theultimate said...

Woah! I have never seen anything like them! Well, except for maybe at my grandmother's old house. She had a lot of 'mod' furniture (I guess that's what you'd call it) and there were so many pieces that were orange like that. Brings back memories. =]

BigBearswife said...

what neat looking chairs!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Great chairs. I love them and I kinda like the orange for now.

Becky said...

Those chairs are AWESOME! Love the shape.

Mrs. Adventure said...

Stacy, I love them I can't wait to see where you've put them :+)

The Country Nest said...

You have a great eye! I think they are wonderful and will look great the way they are or redone.

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow - those chairs are awesome!! And while they would look nice painted and redone, I'm really loving the orange. what a great score! :)

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Those are a scream! I love them and I love that they are orange. Now this is something I can't wait to see you use :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

OH MY WORD!!! I love those chairs! And I can see them reupholstered just as you described! What a find, Stacy! Good for you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The upholstery looks like it's in excellent condition, Stacy! I love the shape of them. Orange is back, too, you know. I'm curious to see where you've put them.

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great lines and great color!

A Vintage Green said...

Great chairs, even in orange they are amazing. Very interested to see where they go from now.
- Joy

KATHY said...

I think the chairs are gorgeous!! I would have taken them home too!!

Kathy

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

Stunning chairs! Love them!

The enchanted home said...

Those are really neat looking..and great conversation pieces! Since I love orange I happen to love them as they are and look forward to seeing where you put them!
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Shaunna said...

gorgeous!! Can't wait to see where they end up.
:-)
shaunna

Gail Peterson said...

Stacy, I think the ORANGE chairs are cool. They could be fun in Black and White ticking!!!
I love that you bought them..
You will find the perfect way to give them new life!
Thanks for being my newest Follower!
I am a follower of yours as well!
xo,
Gail
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Steph. :) said...

I kind of like them in orange. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love them, I can't wait to see the after photo's!!!

Carol

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow! how 'bout that orange,huh?
Those chairs are so cool looking.
Glad they're orange for now.
Super glad for you MR. RDH likes...

...couldn't make that kind of purchase (maybe) Pat

sistersue said...

I am in love with those chairs, even though I hate orange. Wish I would have found them :)

Holly said...

I am in LOVE! I would have snatched those up in a heartbeat - they are cool and funky and I cannot wait to see how you make them your own!

Nancy's Notes said...

Love them! I'll be back, I have to see where you end up putting them, they are awesome!

Nancy

{darlene} said...

to say that those chairs make my heart skip a beat would be an understatement!!!!!!
more like palpitations.
are those orange velvet. holy cow. bestill my beating heart!
For the love of all things... I hope they stay orange!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!
-{darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign.com

{darlene} said...

what I really wanted to say in my comment was:
how much for them, Stacy. name your price!
lol
-{darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign.com

Leah said...

those are GORGEOUS!!! (well..minus the orange)..but still GORGEOUS!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Stacy, The chairs are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining my new party. I really appreciate it.
Hugs,
Sherry

Paula said...

These retro chairs are awesome! I know that you are going to really enjoy them. I can't wait for you to show us more.

Deneen said...

These are fabulous! They would look great in a navy room! The orange is in!
dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

c.w.frosting said...

What a unique find & a pair none the less! Looking forward to seeing them in your home!

-caroline
http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I heart this style and don't paint them like everyone else does..the finish is so pretty and white is going out of style...Hugs and smiles Gloria

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those are a unique shape. I think they would look great painted. They do look oh so comfy too.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Stacey...

Ohhh my goodness...your chairs are GORGEOUS, my friend! They truly are unique...I love the curvy lines and I love the orange!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful chairs with us today!

Happy Spring!
Chari @Happy To Design

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

They are AMAZING. Wowzers. Find of the year. I think the orange is super striking. Can't wait to see where they are.

Pamela said...

Wow! Gorgeous chairs and I don't even
mind the orange!

tree-shades said...

LOVE those chairs! curvy in all the right places. can't wait for their transformation. you are so blessed to have found them!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

I've never seen chairs like that before! I can understand why you couldn't walk away from them. I love that it came with pillows too!

Emily

Becolorful said...

I'm swooning. How fun are those colorful beauties.
Pam @ BeColorful

Marigene said...

Love the shape of the chairs...even the color makes them rather delightful!

Allison said...

I think these chairs are amazing! What a lucky find! I actually like them in the orange but your idea of white and linen sounds lovely, too. How fun!

romanticdomestic said...

Be still my heart...OOOOOOO, I love those chairs...lucky girl!

Janie
Romantic Domestic

A Delightful Design said...

HOLY WOW! These are a dream find!

for the love of a house said...

these chairs are FABULOUS!!! so happy Mr. RDH loves them too!
great find!
joan

Liz said...

Ooooh leave them orange! Part of what makes them unique is their color/fabric, which looks to be in great condition. These ladies should not be fading into the background whith all the other white linnen - they should be accent peices in your lovely neutral home!

jvw home said...

they are the cutest!!!!

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