Before & After: Fabulous DIY Reupholstery Project

published Aug 10, 2011
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Who among us can’t empathize with Joy, who found a fabulous pink chair at the thrift store and convinced her husband that of course she had the necessary skills for this reupholstery project? Though the initial chair is one anyone might easily bypass, the end result is a reminder that good things come to those who invest the time and energy to give new life to an old favorite.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

For only $35 (!), Joy bought this wonderful chair with slightly less than wonderful upholstery. Though her husband immediately hated the pink fabric, she saw the potential in this wonderful piece, and engaged in a little creative resume padding to convince him it would be an easy project to reupholster. After waiting for him to leave town for a weekend to delve into the mysteries of reupholstery, Joy updated her thrift store steal with paint, a little stain, some wonderful fabric, and a lot of elbow grease (and Harry Potter).

For more information, check out the step by step process over on Joy’s blog:
Obsession: French Chairs
DIY Reupholstery: Deconstruction
DIY Reupholstery: Rebirth
DIY Reupholserty: Reveal

Images: Joy from Girl v. The World