Friday, June 10, 2011

Rachel Ashwell Inspiration - Dining chairs

I recently bought a new French oak dining table and chairs - all vintage and preloved and all waiting a transformation. I'm not keen at all on the shiny honey brown colour of the chairs in particular - especially with the grubby pink chair pads but that can all be changed.


Yesterday I found these photos of Rachel Ashwell's furniture on her website http://www.shabbychic.com/ and also of her own dining chairs in her Malibu Beach house and thought that's exactly how I want my chairs to look. My chairs have such a similiar shape to the top photo. I'm really looking forward to this makeover. I think this treatment will really lighten up my dining room.





and this chair below although I'm not so keen on the slip cover - I'll just recover the pink pad.


Let me know what you think and if you have similar chairs?
Fiona xx

4 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to seeing the end results.

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  2. Fiona this setting is just stunning. I would do the chairs in a lovely linen fabric. Ikea have some out at the moment and even spotlight has a nice one. White chairs with linen upholstery I can see it now. Sandy

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  3. This will look sensational in white. A great buy here Fiona :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Tilba too, particularly Foxglove Spires in Tilba Tilba. What a very small world we live in xx

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  4. Awesome dining chair sets i really like this and want these type of dining chairs because these stylish chairs make my living room and dining room wonderful thanks for the amazing post these type of chairs i was saw in online website http://www.livingstyles.co.uk they are also provide beautiful chairs like this.........

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