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Who doesn't love a Hepplewhite chair? With its shield back and intricate design, it can be a great centerpiece in a modern home with just a few touch-ups. A fresh coat of paint, some construction reinforcement and fresh upholstery creates the perfect addition in this before and after.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Check out all of the construction, painting and upholstering steps from Your Modern Couple's great up-cycling post.

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