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« on: May 28, 2013 05:24:30 AM »

I've never redone a piece of furniture before, but this chair caught my attention at an event last week - long, weird story. Anyway, they were actually going to throw it away, and I just couldn't let that happen. It was solid wood and had great lines. What were they thinking?!

So I took it home in the backseat of my car - quite a tight fit - and repainted, repadded, and recovered the thing.

Here's the "before":

And the "after":

A closeup of the fabric I used (40% off at Hobby Lobby - woohoo!):

I have no idea how old this chair is, but it'd had new fabric put on four different times! I pulled staples FOR EVER.

C&C very welcome. I had no idea what I was doing on this, but just kind of made it up as I went along. How'd I do?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 05:42:26 AM »

Beautiful - it had lovely bones and you make it glorious!
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 08:33:44 AM »

You did great, thats what you did.  Lovely makeover.  Hard to believe what people will throw away.

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 03:06:56 PM »

Looove it! I feel you chose a good fabric and color for this style of chair. Very cute!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013 12:23:39 AM »

You did great, thats what you did.  Lovely makeover.  Hard to believe what people will throw away.

I agree..It is really a great makeover..I am just flabbergasted by the framework and design also..

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013 12:48:48 PM »

It is lovely. Good of you to recognise the beautiful lines in it and make it clean and fresh.

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