Before & After: Kindall's Grubby to Gorgeous Chair

Before & After: Kindall's Grubby to Gorgeous Chair

Jason Loper
Jun 3, 2011

To many of us, this chair may look too gross to let live. Kindall, on the other hand, recognized the chair's good bones so she took it home and transformed it from grubby to gorgeous ...

When I saw the "before" photo on the blog Kindall's Creations my first thought was, to be honest, oh yuck! That grubby old chair just looked too gross to ever be revived. And then when I scrolled down and saw the "after" photo, I couldn't believe it was the same chair. That Kindall was able to renew the life of such a dirty old eyesore is absolutely incredible.

Kindall picked up the chair at her local ReUse warehouse, confident that she could give it new life. After stripping off the dirty old fabric and painting the legs white, Kindall reupholstered it with a modern print fabric. As this was her first re-upholstery project, Kindall turned to the interwebs and followed a few tutorials to learn the process.

Kindall freely admits that this project required a lot of patience. Merely stripping off the old fabric and getting the chair down to its skeleton took almost five hours! In the end, however, it was worth all the effort (and blisters).

More photos and info: Kindall's Creations

Images: Kindall's Creations

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