I found these iron chairs at the Long Beach flea market years and years ago. I can’t remember exactly, but let’s say they were $100 for the pair. They were purple and pretty beaten up, but had great lines.
With a little love and inspiration from my favorite Casamidy, I was able to get these chair living room ready!
Take a look at the transformation (below).
Before: As you can see, these chairs had great structure but needed an update.
After: Voila! Proof that small makeovers can make a huge difference.
I always look to Casamidy AKA my dream furniture for inspiration.
And these two metal chairs were no different. I love the metal structuring and colors.
I painted the chairs powder coated white, and tips silver metal leaf in flat finish.
I had the cushions and back made from soft creamy Edelman Leather. I put stitching detail on back, which I wish I had done in a contrasting dark color instead of matching off white.
This is an Italian Savonarola chair, which is known for its unique X-frame. This type of chair was developed in the late 15th century and originally made to be foldable and easily portable.
Later in the 19th century, it was named after the famous Renaissance Dominican friar, Girolamo Savonarola – as monks typically have folding chairs in their small rooms. The more you know!
These chairs now sit in my living room and I love love love.
Now onto next micro makeover!
P.S. Please tag me in your micro makeovers over on Instagram @cococozy! I’d love to see!