the people have spoken.

Thank you all so much for the great response to my camera obsession post!  I’ve given people until Friday to get a comment in to be eligible for the giveaway, so I’ll be announcing the winner next Monday.

In the meantime, remember the little folding chair that I recovered a while back?

blue chair seat close up

When I posted about that chair {here} I mentioned that I had two more green chairs, and  I asked for your opinion.  Vintage fabric seat, or chalkboard?  I have to admit I was a little surprised that so many who weighed in preferred the vintage fabric seat over a chalkboard.

I really thought it would go the other way.

But the people have spoken!

Let’s start with the ‘before’, just like the aqua chair only in a spring green.

green chairs before

I’d been watching for some sweet vintage fabric to use on these, so when I found these pillow cases at the Linden Hills garage sales for $3 per set, I snatched them up.

vintage pillowcases

I thought that pair on the top would be perfect for these chairs, and I just couldn’t pass up that pair on the bottom.

vintage daisy pillowcases

I’d guess these are from the 60’s or 70’s, wouldn’t you?  I love the colors and the daisies.  I may just hang on to this pair for my own bed.


Yep, I’m gonna keep them.

Anyway, I was all set to cover the seats with that other pair, but I also had this set of ‘his & hers’ pillowcases from Linden Hills.

linden hills 6

Since they happened to be in the same pile as the others, I couldn’t help but notice that the green of the cross stitch was very close to the green on my chairs.  But I also thought it might be silly to have ‘his & hers’ folding chairs.  Who’s going to want ‘his & hers’ chairs?

Still, I just couldn’t help folding them up and placing them on the chairs, just to see how they would look.

his & hers test

Well dang, they looked so cute!

But did I really want to cut up these vintage pillowcases?  Well, I didn’t love the green and white tatted edges on the pillow cases, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to cut that off.  Plus, they had a couple of stains.  Nobody wants stained pillowcases, am I right?

Then I put the originally intended pillow case on the chair, just to see how it would look.

green chair with floral

Not bad I guess.  But definitely not as fab and the ‘his & hers’.  That clinched it.  “His & hers” was the winner.

his & hers close up

I don’t know if anyone out there is going to want a pair of ‘his & hers’ folding chairs, but I just couldn’t help myself.  I took these to Reclaiming Beautiful, so hopefully they will find a new home.  I think they would be darling hanging on the wall on either side of the bed.  Or maybe if you are lucky enough to have ‘his & hers’ closets, you could hang one on each door.

his & hers after

Aren’t they sweet?

19 thoughts on “the people have spoken.

  1. They turned out so cute. I think they’d be so cute for a newly wed couple. Perhaps on the balcony of their first apartment. I agree hanging them on the wall would be great too.


  2. Those were my favorite pair love the cross stitch. And that color of green paint is gorgeous.The wedding/newly wed ideas are charming. I would have never thought of that.


  3. The first chair is happily dwelling in a treehouse on the N Hill, Stillwater, lovingly cared for by 3 munchkins.


    1. Thanks so much for leaving me this comment Wanda! I’m so happy to know where that chair went and that it is having some fun with 3 munchkins 😉


    1. I love using vintage linens in this way. It’s generally easy to find them at garage sales, and even if they are stained in spots, you can usually work around the stains.


    1. Q,
      Love those chairs! I also love the wedding idea! I also like the night stand/bedside use as well! You could put one on each side of the bed and sit in them to dress or undress! You did such a great job again!


  4. I’m so glad you went with the his and hers cases!! I think they are adorable, and the uniqueness of it I bet will make them sell quicker 🙂


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