Double Down

Double Down
There’s this place in town that sells old furniture from major hotels. I know what you’re thinking, “Yikes. I’ll pass on the Motel 6 mattress, thanks.” But it’s actually pretty cool, a lot of the furniture comes from big hotels in Vegas after they remodel and such. Still, what looks like a cool chair in room #225 of the Bellagio might look like, well a hotel room chair when you get it home.

So, if you have a sturdy, semi-stylish chair on your hands, but would like to make it more you, take note of these two:

Better After reader Lauren bought these chairs on Craigslist in brand new condition. Obviously, that called for some distressing. A little paint and a drool-inducing fabric on the seat and now it’s WOW!


This chair probably used to get ignored at all the parties, but now it’s the belle of the ball with a splashy turquoise paint job paired with a orange damask seat. Definitely worthy of eye-catching status. From Better After reader Chelsie, a kindergarten teacher by day, intrepid dumpster-diving, chair-rescuing furniture transformer by night!



  1. January 13, 2011 / 1:54 AM

    Those chairs really don’t look too bad in their “before” state. Nice updating work.

  2. January 13, 2011 / 12:00 PM

    Świetny blog , uwielbiam takie metamorfozy!
    Pozdrowienia z Polski .

  3. January 13, 2011 / 1:03 PM

    I like both the before and the after of the first chair! But the second one? Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

  4. January 13, 2011 / 4:51 PM

    These are the kinds of posts that are a special kind of torture for me. I love BOTH the afters. Seriously … why can’t I ever find chairs like this?

  5. January 13, 2011 / 9:01 PM

    um yeah…so WHERE in town is this old-hotel-furniture store? 🙂

  6. January 13, 2011 / 11:05 PM

    Wowza! That upholstery look professionally done. Impressive!

  7. January 15, 2011 / 9:58 PM

    oh my goodness, I absolutely that last chair! Gorgeous!

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