Just wanted to share with you my latest treasures from that wonderful bargain source: ebay. I drove for 3 hours this afternoon and trekked across the city and back again to pick them up, but it was worth it – I love my new finds! I plan to recover the chair myself – I love its shape and detail. I had originally planned to repaint the chinoiserie tables as I’m starting to accumulate a lot of black furniture (and was happy to discover the greek key pattern is carved not painted, so it would still be there even if I repainted them), but my Mum informs me that painting them would be sacrilege! And I think once I clean them up they will look gorgeous. Is painting over hand-painted things wrong? I’m not sure..
Anyway I’m determined that the chair will not be another project that waits years for attention – I want to get started tomorrow!