Gave these gorgeous hand-me-downs some new duds. Both had really pretty but pastel-hued upholstery. The Louis chair, a sort of textured pink and cream check, the wing chair, a soft pink, blue and yellow check. Picked out some burlap and herringbone in neutral hues from U-Fab in Richmond, VA. They gave the wing chair a little extra down. Just phenomenal job.
When you’re renovating a house on a budget, you have to be super patient. One little thing at a time. I’ve noticed this breeds an odd set of priorities—like, determining the things you can and can’t live with. But it was when I noticed the bulbs had been burned out in these two awful outdoor lights for over 6 months and we hadn’t bothered to change them that I decided it was time to fork over $100 to make the change.
It’s crazy what you can “live with”—these things were hideous! A quick trip to Lowe’s for some galvanized steel harbor lights, antique style bulbs, and some new wiring boxes, and things are looking pretty sharp!