Before & After: Katherine’s Spicy New Valentine

published Feb 14, 2014
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(Image credit: Katherine Rose)

You never forget your first, especially on Valentine’s Day. This sweet little chair was Katherine’s first ever upholstery project, but as the years went by and her design tastes changed, she fell out of love with the shape of this chair. Luckily, Katherine really knows how to spice up a stale relationship.

(Image credit: Katherine Rose)

Her eye had wandered over to a new kind of chair, Anthropologie’s Astrid, but she didn’t exactly have the funds to make it hers. So she decided to go a little crazy with the saw, the drill and the staple gun in order to transform her old love into a brand new hottie. She covered her creation with some thrift store fabric and finished it off by painting the legs gold.

Katherine says:

The costs for this project were: $10 for batting, $3 for fabric plus the original $8 for the chair — a total of $21. All of the building materials came from around my garage and home. The new front legs were even recycled from an old dining room table that would have otherwise ended up in a dumpster.

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Thank you Katherine!