Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quick and Easy Kindel Chair makeover with VINTAGE tablecloth

Good morning my Beauties..I have a quick little update to show you with a fun little story.

I picked up this Chair at Goodwill yesterday..I got it for a steal and I just loved the lines of it.

What I didn't love was the fabric. I knew this was not the original fabric as you generally don't see late 80s style upholstery fabric on this style chair...:)

So I ripped off the old fabric and grabbed one of my favorite old vintage table cloths that I used for a previous project...You can see that HERE

Here is where the fun story comes in. When I ripped off the fabric this tag fell out..
Kindel Furniture Company..(we are near Grand Rapids, so most of the furniture we get here was made right here) The fun part was the date..Oct 4 is my Birthday...NEAT.....But even better than that..Last week we said goodbye to our Friends Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle...His
name was Sam Siciliano..and he worked for Kindel furniture upholstering chairs..
His Granddaughter saw this and just knew..Her Grandpa had probably
been then one that originally worked on this chair....Funny how the world works isn't it.
It was a great memory for her!

Here it is all done..I didn't want to paint it..since the wood was in such good condition and just the history of it...It told me it needed to be left as is.
SO there we have it..A fun simple redo, that had a great little side story.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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NanaDiana said...

That turned out really cute, Karin, and I wouldn't have painted that wood either- xo Diana

Shannon Fox said...

You are too fast for me girl! Here I am - I post a chair, and then. I might put it aside for like... a year. With the seat not screwed down. Because, "I'm going to recover that" ;) That's just a hypothetical though... you know, I didn't do that or anything. Another beauty!

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Karin!!!

Beautiful material!!!! Love that color of green!!!

Isn't that funny how that works out concerning the ticket? It really is a small world. I'm glad you left the chair and didn't paint it. I love the wood showing just as it is.

Have a great week!!


Unknown said...

Very cool, perfect fabric for that chair!

srpprcrftr said...

So glad you didn't paint the wood, it looked so pretty but that fabric on seat was awful. What you put on it is very striking, makes chair look even better. What a great find, I'm so envious. Great job. Happy March

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

I love the chair and what a touching story! Love that deep turquoise color!

Thanks for sharing!


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wouldn't it be awesome to have a whole set of those chairs? Wow. Nice job. And of course I love the tablecloth fabric!

Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative said...

Fantastic! I love the chair's design and the tablecloth fabric. Great job Karin!

Unknown said...

Beautiful fabric!! And lines ;)

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Great story! Love the fabric you chose. That chair has such a cool look to it!

Beja {Howdy-Honey.com} said...

What a great chair!

Heather said...

Great makeover Karin - love that vintage tablecloth and the wood tones of this stunning chair! Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Inspired!

Unknown said...

Beautiful work!! Love the vintage fabric!

Holly Lefevre said...

So pretty! Love that tablecloth you used to upholster!

lynn cockrell said...

Karin, your chair looks great. What a change that fabric made!