Projects & Improvements

Before & After: A Flea Market Chair Forgets Its Past

published Sep 12, 2014
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Emily called it “love at first sight” when she found this upholstered chair at a flea market. She’d been in the market for a new desk chair that she could fix up. Just what did she do with it? (Hint: those tools seem to be Emily’s favorite color).

(Image credit: Emily)

So fun! Emily needed to add some color to her all-white office so she really went all out. And that is one professional-looking reupholstery job.

From Emily:

Some white paint and hot pink and white striped fabric completely transformed this chair. All in all a pretty good amount of time went into this project. A day to take it apart, a weekend for painting, a few days to cover, and another afternoon for piping and finishing. But I love my new chair and the way it turned out. Especially since something similar would have cost me $450!!!! That’s just crazy.

See more at E. Olsen Designs.

Thank you Emily!