July 20, 2011

chair re-do

Andrew and I recently had a Saturday morning off together.  Shocker, I know!  Junk shopping is one of our favorite time wasters, so we decided to drive around the neighborhood to visit a few yard sales.  There's always something amusing, something useful and something with potential hidden amongst the not-so-amusing, useful and potential filled.  Case in point, this amazing chair that we snagged for a mere $5.  Are the lines not fabulous?!

The original seat cushion was tired and torn (sorry for the lack of BEFORE picture) so I decided to try my first reupholstery job.  I used this tutorial on Design Sponge as a guide and went for it!  I'm super pleased for my first go around.  The entire chair, including purchase price, cost me a whopping $23.  Not bad!

I've thought about painting it, but I kind of like the distressed feel of the piece.  What do you think?  Should I paint it or leave it?


  1. Leave it! I love the distressed look. You did a fabulous job on it.

  2. What a great find! I LOVE that chair, and your upholstery job looks amazing! Personally, I would paint it, but that's because I'm a sucker for white painted furniture. p.s. Where did your rug? It's so cute.

  3. Thanks, ladies! Courtney, I got the rug at Anthropologie, but it's discontinued. The last I checked, they still have it in another color - eggplant maybe?


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