Before & After: Vintage Settee Makeover

published Oct 1, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Julie was lucky enough to find this matching pair of settees for her sun room on sale for a mere $10! Though she didn’t love the dark wood and dated fabric, she did love the lines and function of these pieces, which she knew could be updated to work in her room.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

A couple of coats of white paint later, and the bases are lighter and brighter. Julie selected a new floral fabric and redid the upholstery to give these settees a new lease on life. Converting the seats and back to one cushion each rather than two also helps modernize these pieces, especially when combined with the new color scheme. The final result is a wonderful pair of seats for a light and bright room.

(Images: Julie Chen/Knot All that I Seam)