Meet Fleur. Our 70's armchair we finally got around to recovering, only 12 months after purchasing on Ebay. I usually have a couple of chairs in storage waiting for the right fabric to come along. About time this poor neglected chair received some love! Now I'm not usually one for naming my furniture but I couldn't resist naming her Fleur seeing this is a FLER design (Fred Lowen pre-Tessa days). Furniture stores name their furniture so I'm not weird at all (ha!).
Being our sofas are quite dark, we decided our living room could use some more white to brighten it up. I also loved the idea of the contrast of the fresh white with the timber base. So we sent the chair to be recovered in a faux-leather called Lustrell Florida, colour Blanc by Warwick fabrics. I sanded back the base myself and applied a few coats of Danish Oil to give it a beautiful shine.
What do you think of the new and improved Fleur? The armchair does need a bit of wearing in to make her a little less stiff and new-looking, but otherwise I'm loving our pristine new baby.
Images: Olive & Joy