May 21, 2010
Who loves a good chair redo? Me, that's who! Broke down chairs are easy to find, and gratification comes quick and easy from a simple coat of paint. Or, you can challenge yourself to a renegade reupholstering job. When all is said and done, you'll have a one of a kind creation that serves a purpose and tells a tale. I think everyone should makeover a chair today! Here's some inspiration:
First up: Joelle from Umbu. I love how she kept a bit of natural wood peeking through and the fact that she used an old skirt to recover it with! Saving the earth with style!
Bree at Finding Bliss had this chair languishing in her basement for the better part of a year and one day decided on a whim to teach herself how to recover a chair via youtube. Now THAT is inspiring!
Better After reader Rachel sent in this chair redo, wherein she turned that pathetic old chair into a work of art. High five on the recovering Rachel, look how nice and centered the pattern it is! And who doesn't love damask?
Ronda from Little Mills Kingdom needed a chair for her piano room, so she found this one online for $29. She bulked up that flat-as-a-pancake cushion and repainted and distressed the frame. This was her first recovering project ever. (Seriously, I need to find whatever youtube channel you guys are watching, because I promise my first attempt at reupholstering something other than a square chair seat would NOT turn out that pretty).
Stacey from Chronicles of Organized Chaos went with glossy black frames and a bold damask print to permanently pack up and move her chairs out of Dullsville.
I actually kind of liked the color of this chair before, but that tweedy fabric was a little weird. Reader Shiron wanted feminine with a dash of daring and what does that better than animal print? Another first-timer recovering job! Wow!
And finally, just to show you that there is no such thing as a chair with no potential...
Isn't that amazing!
From Andrea, who says, “I brushed with a wire brush from Lowe’s and used a rust resistant primer before painting. I thought it was going to be a very involved process which is why it took me so long to get started, but the rust came off very easily, no chemicals, just a little elbow grease.”
I'm so impressed and inspired.
I might just go find me a chair to makover myself.
Have a happy weekend friends!