Saturday, June 16 2012
Ooh la la, isn’t she pretty? This is Crate&Barrel’s Petrie chair. You may remember that I added this chair to our Cozy Living Room Plans a while back, but dishing out the dough for this beaut (x2) with three sticky kids is simply NOT a good idea.
Which is where this, equally fantastic chair from IKEA comes into play.
This is of the KARLSDTAD leather series. These chairs are super comfy, and did I mention leather! Well, we bought two of them, even though we did not like the look of the chair legs at all. The legs look a bit, well, naked, or something.
Above is the IKEA version sitting in our living room. I think they look much better in person, creamy, not stark white. But those naked legs kept staring at me as I walked into the room. I wanted to pretend I bought the Petrie chairs because I loved the look of them at first sight, so I decided to simply change out the chair legs. I didn’t even know if it was possible at first, to switch them out. Having googled the question, I found specialty sites on the web related to this exact issue. The chair legs on the specialty sites were not exactly what I was looking for, too ornate and colorful, but overall inspiring. Heck~ I decided to just go for it after I found an Ebay seller, Wholesale Upholstry Supply, who sells similar chair legs to C&B’s; only not black.
I ordered the 6 inch legs, tapered. After two rounds of spray on Zinsser Primer, and two coats of Rustoleum spray on semi-gloss Black, we have this:
And, I love KARL’s new legs!
We are happy with the new modern, dark look of KARL’S legs. The chairs look so similar to the C&B version now, too.
Oh, and did I mention they have easily wiped clean of all messes, from syrup to peanut butter to markers, that the JAZ team has escaped the kitchen with? This was certainly an easy update for our cool chairs.
Images: 1) Crate&Barrel, 2 &3) Laura for Monkeysonmyback 4) Ebay seller Wholesale Upholstry Supply, 5&6) Laura for Monkeysonmyback