After a visit to our local green furnishing store, I realized that new 'green' furniture was not going to be in our budget. So I've instead turned my focus towards (affordable) older furniture that pre-dates the era of flame retardants and the like. My intention is to use these antiques to slipcover or reupholster, and I have indeed found a couple of chairs that will be perfect for that.
While searching, I fortuitously found this beautiful brown and cream toile wing back this past weekend which is perfect as is. It is in wonderful shape and has the most lovely down cushion to nestle upon.
The toile pattern is a lovely pastoral on creamy linen.
I found another wing back chair at an antique store I frequent that came from a local home. It is in remarkable condition considering its age. The pink damask slipcover (which has a cozy English feel to it) is so lovely, but something I'm not sure will work. We'll have to see.
If not, I will most likely have it reupholstered as the cost to do that is about the same as having a slipcover made. I'd also like to have a fuller cushion made.
After looking at several antique stores and learning the typical prices of vintage/antique wing back chairs (they range from $135 up to $500), I've come to realize how hard it is to find good ones for a good price (my range is $145 and under, which I've miraculously accomplished).
Considering the state that the new house is in at the moment (there's lots of projects going on), it's hard to believe that one day soon, we will be living there, cozying up in a nice chair.
Renovation updates next!