French Style Painted Folding Chair, 19th-C. French Folding Chair From One Kings Lane
Folding chairs can be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you own. They store easily, are relatively cheap, and can be placed nearly anywhere. Whether you need to bring them out for a large party you are having or take them somewhere, they are right at your fingertips. The only question is whether to invest in wooden or metal folding chairs. While they are both equal in terms of function, there are some differences to be aware of.
You will want to pick out chairs that last a long time so that you don't have to replace them constantly. While both can last a long time, metal folding chairs tend to stick around longer. This is because people overlook the dings and dents that they get over time. The wear and tear on the wooden folding chairs is more visible. However, if the wooden chairs are taken care of and stored properly, they can last just as long as their metal counterparts.
Generally, basic metal folding chairs are the cheapest. They can get more expensive if they are padded or colored, but (Read More.....)
If you love the elegant styling of classic French furniture, you could decide to decorate your whole home this way. Of course, it’s not always easy to track down antique and original French furniture that is also practical and suited to day to day use. This is where reproduction furniture comes into its own.
For instance you can find beautiful pieces of solid oak furniture from Furnishing Homes that is brand new but has been designed in a French style. The French Oak collection is a beautiful range of waxed oak furniture for the bedroom, living room and dining room. It’s a classic design that will add style to any home.
The Chateau solid oak collection is slightly more refined, with a highly polished finish and sumptuous elegance. And if you choose to, you could furnish every room in the house with this collection.
Of course, you may decide not to go totally down the French décor route around your (Read More.....)
If within your broken and aged French chair you still see a glimmer of old world charm, consider it an antique chair worth rescuing. Although a restoration project such as the one featured below does require some time and patience--the end result will be a rewarding one.
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Conduct a Thorough Inspection
Before you get to work on your antique chair, remove any surface dust so that you can examine it more closely. A soft, damp cloth can be used to wipe off larger areas, while an old toothbrush will make it easier to get into carved areas or smaller crevices. Once you've cleaned off your chair, it will be much easier to inspect. Make note of any repairs that you need to make, and what products or replacement pieces you'll need to get the job done.
Disassemble with Care
Care should be used in handling and disassembling an antique chair--especially one that's fragile or broken. Remove the padded seat if there is one, take out all screws, and gently pull each piece apart. If you're (Read More.....)
French chairs have a unique style that can transform the look of any room in your home. French country style is ornate, yet simple and relaxed enough for a family environment. The style can work well in any room in your home, including the bedroom and living spaces. Creating a space that you love with French accents is simple once you have chosen a theme for your home.
Create a Theme
The typical French chair is made from wood with a seat that is covered in fabric. The color of the wood and the color of the fabric are both important considerations when choosing a chair for your home. If you are in the process of decorating a new home, you may want to choose one main color or style for the room and then choose French chairs that fit into the style you have chosen. A theme style and color is ideal for decorating all living spaces, whether you are starting the decorating process from scratch or you have an established style.
Working a French chair into an existing style requires the same dedication to finding the right colors. Light pinks work well in many homes with a romantic French style. Modern chairs come in a wide selection (Read More.....)