Before & After: Textiles To the Rescue

published Apr 19, 2016
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(Image credit: Photos by Kaleen Enke)

Callie’s new take on Carrie’s inherited chair may have you looking twice at your aunt’s old living room set. Through a perfect mix of good bones, some incredible fabric and collaboration between friends, this chair really came back to life.

(Image credit: Photos by Kaleen Enke)

From Callie: I’m an Austin textile designer and painter (and my treehouse home was on Apartment Therapy a couple years ago).

I make upholstery and fashion fabrics that capture my love for the land in the Southwest and in coastal Florida, my two homelands. My fabric “Coquina,” on this chair, is one of these pieces.

A customer of mine, Carrie, recovered her grandmother’s chair with my “Coquina” fabric and the results were rad! The before pictures are pretty gnarly- but that’s kind of the point.

It was a sweet family antique that had gotten a little worn over the years. I had fun working with Carrie making sure my fabric would be right for the project. And she and her husband, sculptor Mike Wsol, love their new heirloom!

Process and materials:
Upholstery by Mark Parnell – two week project
3 yards of BEAM “Coquina” upholstery fabric used, $55/yd.

Thank you, Callie!