Double Standards

Double Standards
Some things are just better in pairs.  Like aces.  And lovebirds. And concert tickets. And pants.  And chairs!  Here come a pair of a pair of chairs.  Get it?  Two makeovers, two chairs each. Four chairs total.  Pair of pairs. Oh, the math is killing me.
First, if you like your chairs funky with a capital FUN, then cast your eyes on these zebra lovelies from Better After reader Emily. She more or less inherited them along with a whole houseful of furniture when she bought her home.  That would be a selling point for me too.

And Jilly, from the  Girls With Good Taste, who never disappoint, didn’t want to go to all the trouble of reupholstering this set of French arm chairs, especially since they were going on either end of her kitchen table. Thus, she needed maximum wipe-ability, so she painted them with several coats of latex for a vinyl-like feel, and a stripe or two thrown in for fun!


  1. June 6, 2012 / 5:29 PM

    I can say that this is a great transformation for this chair. This become looks new. I think this the best thing to do with our old furnitures instead of buying new. We can save money from this idea.

    June 6, 2012 / 6:05 PM

    I agree with the comment of best thing to do…redo and not buy. Old furniture often has better bones to work with..and the magic of paint some elbow grease and a staple gun and wow fabric..blogland is awesome and full of ideas…love yur blog and all the ideas.

  3. June 6, 2012 / 6:47 PM

    Love these transformations…also, love your blog!!

  4. June 7, 2012 / 1:50 AM

    I’m not keen on animal prints but the chairs have come up lovely! Both lots look much better now! Good job!

  5. June 7, 2012 / 3:33 PM

    Such great transformations on the chairs. I am definitely keeping these in mind when we move to our new apartment and have a little more room. Thanks!

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