another project crossed off my list (well, almost)... i finally painted two vintage ladder back chairs, from the yellow they had been painted at some point before they came home to me; eventually deciding on a nice gray (which seems to vary from pale to quite dark, depending on the light), with some coordinating jute webbing over the woven seats.
here is the before:
and the after:
i'm thinking of doing a natural colored linen, with the black and gray checked linen on the opposite side, for the cushions...
altogether, the project will end up costing less than $30:
chairs, $5 a piece from the thrift store
jute webbing (found here), $3.00
black and gray japanese linen (found here on sale), $1.50
thrifted recycled linen, $1.00
so now i just need to buy some foam to make the cushions, and i'll be all set!