One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera.
From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.
I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.
There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the years.
The original fabric was a very country – Farmhouse style of checks, leaves and flowers. Quite charming.
The fabric over it was very cottagey – large roses –
this fit quite well for a while in our Masterbedroom decor. Until I changed the decor last year. After I painted the chair, I slipcovered the chair pads with a French Grainsack material I found through Decor Steals.
I replaced this chair with another chair from my Great-Grandfather.
I painted this chair a while back and made this fluffy seat cushion to go with the new Masterbedroom colors.
All of my Great-Grandfather’s chairs were close to the ground.
When I first met my Great-Grandfather – in my mid teens – I adored him.
I always remember him with this smile. I also adored how cute and short he was. I am not a tall person – I’m pretty short myself – at 5′ 2 1/2″ tall!
So, I love these chairs for many reasons.
They make me smile – to remember my Great-Grandfather. They’re comfortable to me – made for people of shorter stature!
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