For example, here is a set of antique chairs I inherited from my grandmother. I love the style, but the old, icky fabric had to go! Can you believe these chairs were so old they were stuffed with hay?!?!? My husband discovered this when pulling them apart. I was (thankfully) many months pregnant and nesting like crazy. He was sweet enough to make my vision a reality and recovered the chairs by himself!
Here is the a picture of what the chairs originally looked like:
*Please excuse the iPhone picture
And here is what they looked like after our makeover!
I used fabric with a modern print (I later saw this on everything in Crate and Barrel last summer) and a more traditional grey trim. Although I love nail head trim, I opted for the more modern piping around the front and back of the chair.
A sneak peek into our foyer where the chairs live...
Anyone else a fan of meshing two or more styles together to create your own favorite look?