I've been MIA for a few days - some time away and now back to working on some projects! I don't have a before photo of this mismatched pair but there are lots of them around, so use your imagination. I found these two at an estate sale a couple of months ago in my favorite spot - the cellar/basement. They are both oak, solid and no "wobbles" needed to be dealt with so I could concentrate on how to finish them. Of course, they were missing the seats, but in the world of rehabbing furniture, that's a minor issue - right?
Since despite their differences they did have some basics in common (oak, size, seat type), I decided to finish them as a pair and I think they work well together.
This was the first time I've used a fiber seat to replace cane. It's a quick project, though not inexpensive as I could only find them online. I'll have to keep my eyes and ears open for an alternative.