Before & After: Long Neglected Chairs Finally Find Time To Shine

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(Image credit: Faith of Boho Bungalow )

Patience is a virtue for both Faith and these poor little ripped up chairs. After waiting a few years, they finally got their day in the sun — and boy was it worth it.

(Image credit: Faith of Boho Bungalow )

From Faith: Back when I first opened my shop in the later part of 2012 I was in a real junk-hungry state. Possibly it stemmed from being overly optimistic, like that pathetic chic who still sees potential in her boyfriend even though he’s in jail, again. Or maybe it was an over-confidence in my own skills and commitment, thinking that I could take a cast-aside item and make it valuable again, much as an alchemist takes ordinary medal and transforms it to gold. Regardless of its root cause, the end result was a garage full of junk that would’ve been better off had it been left where it was found.

If these chairs could talk they would tell you some stories, they spent four long and dusty years watching new projects come, old projects get finished and make that coveted transition from garage-junk to admired home decor. Meanwhile I couldn’t quite wrap my little brain around just what I wanted for them. I could tell that they had real potential as I am nearly certain they’re original Milo Baughman and would just need to be re-covered to reveal the beauty lurking within. After much deliberation I settled on African Mudcloth which is a very bold and trendy look. I am ecstatic with how they turned out and I gaze upon them with admiration everyday knowing just how far they’ve come in their journey.

Here’s the budget breakdown;

  • Chairs: $25 each (vintage)
  • Mudcloth: 3 panels at $69 each from Urban Outfitters
  • Upholstery: $150 for each chair

Thank you, Faith! You can see more projects on Faith’s blog Boho Bungalow.