Before & After: A Classic Chair Gets a Dose of La Dolce Vita

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Reupholstery newbie Annalisa in Italy recently found two of these chairs in her garage — her uncle had bought them in 1962. The structure was still in great shape so she decided to give these vintage cuties an outfit change.

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So cute! We love how the kicky, contrasting fabric choice updates the classic shape.

From Annalisa:


The makeover was quite satisfying . My boyfriend and I changed the old filling (straw and iuta) with foam rubber and new fabric. We wanted to highlight the contrast between old and new. We placed one of them in the reading corner for the next fifty years!

Thank you Annalisa!

(Image credits: Annalisa Gemmiti )