Before & After: A Red Retro Chair Evolution

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Cathy Stramat)

This red pod chair had seen better days, and Cathy of Retro Evolution Design knew she could give it some new life. The upholstery was old, dirty, and damaged. Not to mention the base, which was a little too tall, too heavy, and maybe a little bit ugly?

(Image credit: Cathy Stramat)

Cathy recovered the chair in a sturdy linen tweed blend fabric. Her son fabricated a new “cats cradle” style wire rod base with angles that complement the chair above. Now all that’s missing is a custom ottoman to match!

If you like this end result, check out the rest of Cathy’s work in her Etsy shop, right here.

Thanks Cathy! And give your son a pat on the back as well. You both did good.