I’m a procrastinator of the worst kind. Sometimes that gets me into trouble, and sometimes it works out okay. This was one of the okay times.

neutral living room sideview

Months ago I bought three yards of this buffalo check fabric to recover my dining room chairs and then never got around to doing it.

When I found these French-style chairs at an estate sale in January, I started to look for a fabric to have them recovered in. (Several people mentioned that they liked the blue and white fabric that was on them, and I did too, but it was too stained and faded to keep.)

French Bergere chairs and ottoman

I thought I would go with a simple, solid fabric. Maybe a linen. But some of those I asked for advice (my mom and my friends Mary and Kathleen) encouraged me to think about a pattern. After looking and not finding just the right fabric, I realized I already had it in the buffalo check.

I ordered some more yardage and Chuck, my reupholsterer, did the heavy lifting.

vintage bergere buffalo check chair detail

Chuck guesses that these chairs are probably from the 1960s. I like knowing that kind of stuff.

vintage bergere chair reupholstered in buffalo check fabric

I knew I wanted to use the chairs in front of the living room fireplace, but I was unsure what to do with the ottoman. There wasn’t room for it in front of the chairs, because of the coffee table (which I wanted to keep). Eventually I decided to use it as an end table.

ottoman used as side table

Some estate sale coffee table books and a silver tray provide flat surfaces on top and turn it into a table of sorts. And they can easily be moved if we need the ottoman for extra seating.

ottoman as side table

And the silver tray? It was the result of more procrastinating, that I blogged about here.

silver tray on ottoman

Procrastination comes full circle in the living room.

neutral living room


This post is part of Metamorphosis MondayNifty Thrifty Tuesday, Tablescape Thursday, Feathered Nest Friday, Weekend Bloggy Reading, and The Scoop.