Before and After: Courtney's Chair

Before and After: Courtney's Chair

Janel Laban
Dec 11, 2008
Courtney's chair project just goes to show that if a piece of furniture has good lines, you can always bring it back to life and turn it into a piece that you are proud to have in your home. She did a fantastic job on the upholstery and the new print she chose totally updates the piece - check out the "after" (and her story) below:

From Courtney's blog: My mom bought me this chair for a reading chair in my bedroom. I love the style but despise the fabric. Last night, as it sat in my living room, and as I sat staring at I decided I would try to recover it myself. I didn't decide this all at once. At first I just ripped off the trim to see what was underneath, then all of a sudden I was searching for fabric then draping and hammering. Within a hour or so I had recovered the top of the chair.

The fabric is a natural linen with diamonds silk screened on top. I chose a gray green velvet for the back of the chair and made a cover for the cushion. I have to say I'm pretty proud of the job all in all! It's definitely an improvement on the original look. It a very comfortable chair and I'm happy to have it in my bedroom.

Thanks to Courtney for sending in the project!

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