Non-Matching Chairs, Before & After
I had a hunch this 19th-century club chair (above) had nice bones hiding somewhere under the layers of ancient fabric and exposed springs. For just $15 at Brimfield, it was worth finding out. I found a similar club chair (further below) at an estate sale for $20 and created an almost perfect pair by using the same fabrics: a durable faux leather on the back and arms (where chairs take the biggest beating) and a pricey paisley down the middle. Mixing-and-matching is an inexpensive way to get a luxe, custom-made look for less.