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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wing Back Chairs - Lots of "Befores"

I had a productive weekend and beyond looking for well constructed, interesting pieces of upholstered furniture to reupholster and refurbish.  Starting with a sale held by one of my favorite estate sale sellers, Vicki, I bought two great chairs - one a TALL wingback I believe to be a Hickory Chair (one of the best North Carolina manufacturers).  The chair is no longer labeled but I've had two of these type chairs in the past that were definitely HC.  This one will be great redone - I am trying to decide whether I should do it in a neutral cream-linen type fabric or a heavier large graphic in gold and cream that would look wonderful on the lovely curves.

Tall Wing Back Chair - Before 

Vicki's Sale

In addition to this chair, I bought a vintage chair with lots of wood and great curves - this one will also look well redone.  While visiting with Vicki, I found she is going to be doing a big sale in my own neighborhood.  One of my neighbors who has a BEAUTIFUL home is moving to a much smaller condo in the city and is selling much of her furniture.  I will look but suspect that her items are in much too nice shape (and accordingly pricey) for me to pick up reasonably and refurbish.  It was nice to see Vicki had picked up this sale!

Vintage Chair - Before (Vicki's Sale)
In addition to these great finds, I did my usual visit to the four local Goodwill Industries stores on Tuesday for Senior Discount Day.  I found these lovely wingback chairs for a steal - the manufacturer is American Furniture Manufacturing of Montgomery, Alabama (I had not heard of this company before) and the construction features and styling were definitely up to my standards.  I am naming them my "Montgomery Wingback Chairs".
Montgomery Wingback Chairs - Before (Goodwill Chairs)

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