She said "go for it."
I went back to DI. One of the chairs was marked as sold!
I was so disappointed.
I went back the next day--the chairs were still there! But one was still marked as sold. At DI, you only have so long to pick up an item, so I wondered if someone had just ripped the tags off.
So I went back.
Both chairs are there, but this time BOTH are marked as sold! Augghh!
But I didn't give up hope yet. On Monday morning, I went back again, and there were both chairs, newly tagged! I giggled fiendishly to myself, and ran to the checkout line!
Here they are! Do you see what I saw in them?
The finish was peeling off the backs and arms, but the cushions were in remarkably good shape. I peeked underneath, and found that they were manufactured by Basset. Score!
These chairs got the same treatment as all the others--heirloom white paint, followed by a glazing with walnut stain. A trip to Hancock Fabrics had me falling in love with a lovely gold-and-ivory floral fabric (the gold color was requested to pull out gold tones in the adjacent family room).
So here is the lovely AFTER.
I think these will look lovely with everything else! And they are pretty enough to be tucked into the master bedroom as sitting chairs when they are not needed.