The only thing that has worn out on this rock solid furniture is the upholstery. The owners wanted something washable and chose a nice heavy cotton twill that has a casual vibe and can take a beating. I pre-washed and dried the yardage before cutting or pinning, which knocked off some of the original sheen and gave the fabric a softer look and feel.
I really struggle with exposure in my photography, but the fabric color is most accurate in the top and bottom shots. Only an eagle eye would notice, but I changed the back cushion design to be boxed instead of pleated, which suits the more casual style and will hold it's shape better. I also lengthened the skirts-of course!!
Better get these back where they belong-I can just picture the sad puppy dog eyes wondering where their chairs went!
*Update: Here's a shot I just received of these chairs in their own home-just lovely!