July 2, 2011

Old Chair New

Chair Before

Taking inspiration from Rosey Cheeks and her wonderful chair reupholstering projects, when I found this chair at a local mid-mod furniture reseller, I knew it could be beautiful. After looking at its bad, office furniture, fabric for six months, and having a near disaster when the legs fell off around Christmas, this spring I took action.

Working with a local upholstery place, I found some remnant fabric on-line and delivered the chair and fabric to their store. It took a really long time and there were some bumps along the way but the end result is just what I wanted. After buying the chair and paying for the upholstery, this wasn’t the cheapest project. I will be more aware of costs if I buy another fixer-upper chair, but it is fun to know that my chair is one-of-a-kind.

Chair After

1 Comment

  1. I think it looks great and perfect for your front room! My chair was cheap and so was the material but not the upholstery – at the same time though I was getting a chair that made it for the last 50 years and will probably make it another 50 cause they just don’t make them like they used to. And the cost, well, it was comparable to a new chair that wouldn’t last as long.

    And I love that fabric!

    Comment by rosemarie — July 5, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

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