Eddie found this barrel back chair for only $25 at an old boarding house in Pikeville, Tennessee. It had a light, airy feel that’s perfect for Elizabeth’s bedroom, but over time water damage had split the wood at the seams. After patching and repairing the frame, Eddie primed and painted it a creamy white. He then had the seat and back cushions professionally recovered in a plush, blue velvet. The two chairs aren’t a perfect match, but work well together.
Chair paint: custom color, oil-based high gloss by Valspar; lowes.com. Upholstery: Calico Corners Workroom; calicocorners.com for locations. Chair cushion fabric: Velluto in Water, Chair pillow fabric: Llyta in Firecracker with flange in Checkmate in Seabreeze; calicocorners.com.