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Before & After: A New Life For A No-Name Castoff

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(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

I spotted this gorgeous Thonet-esque chair while strolling through an antique mall a few months ago. It was in supremely rough shape, but I had a vision and at $8 I just couldn’t pass it up!

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

If the chair had a makers mark I might have thought about restoring it and finding someone who wanted it in original condition, but it didn’t —so I grabbed some sandpaper and a can of spray paint and got to work! We cut a new plywood seat and covered it with a leftover piece of my favorite IKEA striped fabric. While it isn’t the most comfortable seat in the room, it sure is the prettiest!

Ashley Poskin

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Ashley traded the quiet life of a small town in a big house for the hustle and bustle of the Windy City. On any given day you might find her working on a freelance photo or blogging gig, wrangling her little darling, or walking Chuck the boxer.

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