The Retro-Metric Chair Flip [before + after]

orange chair 3

I feel the need to coin this term today…”retro-metric”.  What does this mean you ask?  It’s quite simple.  There’s no denying that geometric prints are huge right now, from lattice & octagons, to chevron & stripes; and the best part about these prints is that they can be used in a variety of different decors.  Lots of times these prints are associated with modern home decor, so here’s where my distinction comes in to play!  Sleek & modern is not one of my favorite decor trends, yet I do love geometric prints.  I however, like to use these prints to bring out a fun, retro vibe in different pieces, hence the term “retro-metric”.  That was the case with this 1960’s retro-mod walnut chair we recently saved! 

I love the simple retro lines of this chair, so we decided to use a fresh orange metric print to bring this chair back to life.

Here’s what the chair looked like when we found it.  What you don’t see is the awful green wool seat we removed, yuck!

orange chair before

Here’s how the chair looked after two coats of CeCe Caldwell chalk + clay paint in Vintage White, and a fresh newly  upholstered mandarin seat! 

Now THAT’S retro-metric my friends!

I just love the way the lines in the upholstery play off the simple, retro lines on this fabulous chair =)

We loved it so much, we made a pillow to match!

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