Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Kate Crushes Her Chair Makeover

published Sep 24, 2013
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Kate stumbled upon these two dilapidated chairs at her local Goodwill for…wait for it… $14.99 for both. Spoiler alert: she sure got her money’s worth. Want to see these chairs now?

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Kate says, “as I started to peel away the faded ashes of rose velour, the foam basically fell off the seats and backs and disintegrated into a cloud of dust.”

Obviously new foam and fabric was in order:

I fell in love with this bold 50’s inspired floral pattern. I knew that because there were only two of the chairs they would either become statement pieces in my living room or the heads of a dining room table. I decided that something a little gregarious would be the right choice, as I already had a lot of neutral solid colours in my apartment.

Kate did all the cleaning and reupholstery herself including sanding and oiling the frames, attaching her new foam and fabric and finishing up the seat backs with decorative upholstery tacks.

See more juicy details over at Kate’s blog La Plume de Ma Tante.

Thank you Kate!

(Images: Kate Lavender)