I just stepped into Ted Muehling's shop at the bottom of Crosby Street to buy a small birthday gift for Sara Kate (it was
A few of the chairs are really nice vintage finds, while the others are not so remarkable. With the pelt coverings, however, they are all pulled together stylistically, and the not so nice parts are hidden. The dark wool lends drama (though you could also do this with white wool), and the makeover takes zero time.
Ironically, today on ATNY, someone with a chair TOTALLY like Ted Muehling's asked this question, Cheap Repair Ideas For This Chair?, which we think this also answers. BTW, it's a beautiful chair and a steal at $5. While we don't know where Ted got the fur from, wool pelts like this are easy to find online and we've also found them at the Farmer's Market in NYC. Here are some quick sources and if you have better ones, I'd love to hear from you (maxwell @ apartmenttherapy . com). >> www.sheepskin.com >> www.rowantreewoolery.com >> Ikea