Okay, I need to de-stress and think happy thoughts. I saw these Victorian style chairs on Craigslist for $40 each. Yes, the colours are atrocious. But it was a great price and they had really great bones. And they were still in excellent shape. So, I decided I would transform them into something I would love.
They were ugly ducklings:
I can't remember who made the chair that was my inspiration but it took me a while to find this water resistant, stain proof Waverley pattern at a decent price (Thanks JoAnn's! It was worth going to across the border for!):