Before & After: Brittan’s Chair for the Generations

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Last week I posted about Joy Cho’s photo album of her daughter Ruby’s first year. Today I’m sharing another project that captures memories in a completely different way. Click to see how this chair was transformed into a cherished memorial to family.

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Brittan grew up loving her mom’s photo albums. Years later, she is determined to keep the image of her mother and grandmother alive for her own daughter, who is too young to have really known either woman before they passed away. To that end, she created this amazing upholstered chair using old family photos.

The front panel of this chair features her grandmother, a strong Southern woman who was a pioneer in the women’s movement with a long list of firsts to her name. The seat is covered with an image of her mother on her wedding day. On the back is Brittan’s own wedding portrait, taken while wearing her mother’s veil.

Three generations of women in one chair, as given to the fourth.

Thanks so much for sharing, Brittan!

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