(Special thanks to happy customer Denise for sharing this photo!)
This antique hickory chair was one of my first upcycling inlay projects. It was painted black so I stripped and refinished it. I removed the torn and tattered rope seat and replaced it with a wood inlay one. For several years, I took it to all of my sales events where it served mainly as a display piece, always with the hope that someday it would find a home. Each time, I loaded it back in the truck and brought it back to my house. I stored all of my other chairs, because when I create an idea, I wait to see what the response will be before I make more. (I do have a bunch of old chairs waiting….!)
It was sort of a bittersweet joke, this old chair and I became pretty fond of it though I kept wondering when it would find a home.
Then this past holiday season, Denise bought it! and as you can see from the photo, I was so happy that the chair had finally found its foreverhome. Denise was overjoyed as well. And now it seems, her cat Otis loves the chair too!
I like to say that every piece we make has someone’s name on it. Those connections and these stories are what we live for here at Lyndaker Inlay. I am so grateful.
Thanks, Denise (and Otis), and of course, that beautiful old chair.