Monday

Antique and Unique

Just popping in with a quick before and after.  This chair was given to me for free by a former coworker/friend.  (Thanks Sabrina!)  I actually started this chair before we had our baby girl and finally got around to finishing it.  I decided to keep the original wood color because it was in good shape and I thought it would be a nice contrast to all the painted white furniture in my office.

Before...  


I removed all the existing trim


and then just stapled my new fabric over the old fabric, I'm sure there are lots of ways to do this and most probably remove the fabric but this way was easier for me.  I cut the fabric slightly larger than what it needed to be and then just trimmed the excess once it was stapled in place.  


ignore the vacuum in this pictures, I was multitasking :)


I continued this process with the rest of the chair and then it was time to add the trim.  I really wanted to add piping but got intimidated by the thought of it and realized I didn't have enough fabric either, too bad.  Thankfully I found some trim at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars that was a perfect match.  I just used hot glue to attach the trim which led to some ugly blisters on my fingers, ouch.   I scored the fabric for around $4/yard off the remnant table at Hancock Fabrics.  I believe its by Premier Prints.  


and the after....


I love the way the fuchsia color coordinates with my paintings.




I added this fun clearance pillow from Homegoods






I love the original casters and it makes it easier to move, which is a nice added bonus.


Total cost for this makeover was around $12.

20 comments:

Aja said...

Looks great! I love that fabric and don't you just love that remnant table at Hancocks?? I find so much great fabric there! Now I just need to figure out what to do with it all.. :)

A Big Little Life said...

I love this! Such a great transformation!

Mellodee said...

Great marriage of style, design, heritage, and color! Perfect!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Amazing! The perfect mix of funky, modern, and classic. Chipper is one of my favorite patterns!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Simply Wonderful! I'm in love with that fabric. And it looks smashing with the wood on the chair. LOVE

Rosann said...

omg. fabulous. i have been realy inspired since finding your blog. I just purchased a table and chair from an antique store at a great price and have been getting ideas from your blog. I hope to have a before and after soon.

Gail said...

Your chair "re-do" is FABULOUS! I love the fabric and that you left the frame dark too. Just perfect with your paintings above the desk! Great job!!

Biz said...

i love this chair!! would love to learn your upholstering skills!

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

This is fantastic! What a great flip!

Sadie + Stella said...

This looks amazing!!

Clayr @ Southern Clayrification said...

Great job, I love the fabric you used!

melanie said...

OOh lala! i like it!! AWESOME revamp!

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

This is one incredible makeover! Gwyneth and I are swooning over it! Well done!

xoxo,
mk & Gwynnie

Candi said...

Hm, I would have preferred it painted, that dark color detracts from the pretty fabric. Just my opinion :)

Pudel-design said...

This chair looks amazing!
So pretty, love the color!
The cow rug is pretty awesome too, good job!

Lovely greetings...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

Mrs. Feeney said...

I think your office looks lovely! The combination of the prints and colors you've choosen really go well with each other.

http://thecoloryellowblog.blogspot.com

Tiffany Brown said...

Omg!!! I know this an older post, but you just gave me the incentive to. " reupholster"!!! You did it for a fraction of a fraction of the normal cost & the chair is beautiful:) great job & thanks for the great idea too!!!

Tiffany Brown said...

Omg!!! I know this an older post, but you just gave me the incentive to. " reupholster"!!! You did it for a fraction of a fraction of the normal cost & the chair is beautiful:) great job & thanks for the great idea too!!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love this! Now to find a chair...

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

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