Before & After: A Charming Chair is Rescued

Before & After: A Charming Chair is Rescued

Janel Laban
Sep 14, 2011

One of the best places to score vintage goodies are estate sales, and if the price is really right, sometimes you bring home a piece that needs some hardcore resuscitation to earn a spot in your home. Well, Hanni and Jesse gave this cute little chair a second life...

...and After!

Here is the scoop on the project:

My name is Hanni Liliedahl and my husband Jesse Silacci and I make up lilify, specializing in floral and jewelry design. We are currently renovating our home/soon to come brick and mortar store (a two story, mixed use building = Jesse and Hanni on top, lilify on bottom) located in downtown Monterey, California.

This is a chair that we found at an estate sale. We loved the lines of the chair, however it was particularly in need of some loving. After Hanni searched for the perfect fabric, the ever talented seamstress, Kim Forbes, used the old chair as a pattern and pieced together the new version, along with some necessary bandaging up of the arms. Then we reassembled the piece to create this fabulous, modern take on polka dots.

Looks great, thanks for sending, Hanni!


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