Before & After: Adding Pattern and Color to a Slipper Chair

published Oct 28, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Self-confessed DIY-aholic Kayla found this sad little chair in a garage under a blanket while attending a local estate sale. The low curves of this fabulous chair made her look beyond the horrible stained upholstery to see the graceful lady desperate to shine through. Grabbing some fabric and a can of paint, she sank into this chair redo.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Kayla painted the legs of her chair a rich, bright red before removing the upholstery because she didn’t want to risk getting paint on the padding once the old fabric was removed. She then stripped the chair down to the frame, saving and number the pieces of fabric as they were removed. Obviously Kayla is no stranger to reupholstery given her
daring use of a patterned fabric for this piece. Between the graphic black and white fabric and the red legs and piping, the final product is a wonderful endorsement of Kayla’s DIY dedication.

For more pictures of this project in progress, check out Confessions of a DIY-aholic: Fat Bottomed Girls…A Slipper Chair Redo.

Images: Kayla at Confessions of a DIY-aholic.