Take five. Or ten.

Take five. Or ten.

You guys, I’m tired. I’ve been running around like a maniac all week, and I can’t foresee a chance to sit down and catch my breath until sometime late next week. If you have emailed me recently… I’m sorry! I’m working on replying to you as best as I can!

So, in the interest of time, I am happy to show this chair makeover by Better After reader Nick, who saved me an entire extra step by sending in this side-by-side before and after pic! It will even save your finger time from scrolling up and down. How efficient!

Nick reports: “My wife found these peptobismalesque chairs at a re-sale shop and immediately fell in love with them. After removing thousands of staples (there at 10 of these suckers!) and suffering through the entire project for weeks – we’ve finally finished them! Total cost for 10 chairs: $450. $300 for the chairs from the store, $50 for fabric from Ikea, $40 in paint and $60 for nailhead trim.” 

Ten chairs?! Dang! I’m impressed.



  1. April 28, 2011 / 4:23 PM

    What a stunning transformation! I would have fallen in love with those chairs too. Great job.

  2. April 28, 2011 / 4:34 PM

    great great job!!

  3. April 28, 2011 / 5:07 PM

    I have been scouring craigslist for chairs just like that! I am jealous!!!

    They look beautiful refinished. Great work!

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