Before & After: Mekenzie's DIY Version of the Versailles Chair

Before & After: Mekenzie's DIY Version of the Versailles Chair

Jason Loper
Oct 31, 2012

Mekenzie was dreaming of the Restoration Hardware Versailles chair for her basement but at almost $2400 it was out of her price range. Like a true DIYer, Mekenzie decided to mock up her own version of the chair using this tiki chair as a base…

The first step in Mekenzie's makeover was applying a custom blended gray paint over the chair's original finish. After the paint had dried, Mekenzie used hot glue to "upholster" the chair, using batting to fluff up the fabric a bit. She continued with the "upholstering" until the wicker portions of the chair were covered ... and the chair started to take on the characteristics of the Versailles chair she loved so much. After upholstering the chair, Mekenzie used nail-head trim strips around the top of the chair to finish it off.

Of course, Mekenzie's version isn't exactly like the original but it's a fairly close facsimile for a fraction of the cost.

See more details on this project over on Mekeznie's blog — Interiors By Kenz: Ultimate Chair Makeover Reveal.

Images: Interiors By Kenz

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