Monday, June 30, 2008

Before & After ~ Reupholstered/Repurposed Chairs Gallery

Since I really love taking old pieces and having them
reupholstered or redone in a new way, I decided to
start a gallery of repurposed furniture and chairs. If
you have a chair or piece of furniture that you are proud
of and would like to show off, please feel free to send
photos with information to me and I will post them.

In the month of July, I will have 1 post dedicated to
reborn furniture every week. To start things off, I really
fell in love with the chair that Jennifer of Flow redid
(above.) The fabric she chose is absolutely stunning paired
with white finish. I can see why she love this chair to death.

Denise from Discount Designer Fabrics shares with us her
Louis XV chairs which she has owned since 1975 and has
reupholstered them 4 times now! She covered them this
time in Scalamandre Edwin's Covey #16310 for the print
and Lee Joffa Ivory Chenille for the seats.

Here's the back of the chair in Denise's beautiful front yard.
I also wanted to note that Denise runs a great business of
selling Designer Fabrics at low prices. If you are interested in
a particular designer fabric but find the retail price too steep, I
would definitely swing by Denise' site to get a quote. Denise is
very friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond.

This isn't a chair but I had to show what Katie-did
found and refinished. This gorgeous faux bamboo
end table was found on the streets and Katie took
it home to give it a lot of TLC.

The end result - totally amazing! I adore how
she put some color on it by painting the top in
a light turquoise color.

London Calling found this beauty in a Phoenix
antiques mall and brought it home with her. She
used it for 3 years before it started to wear and
so she decided it was time to get it redone.

And Voila! Can you believe her upholsterer had
this done for her in only 2 days and $80. I'd Love
to know where I can find an upholsterer like that
in my area!!

A before and after project by a reader of Design Sponge.
It went from very old and falling apart to very modern
with the lime green paint!

Here's another example from a reader of Design Sponge.
I love how she used the red piping to provide contrast
with the rest of the chair and fabric.

From Jessica Jones of JCaroline Creative, this chair was
totally reborn. Love the modern black and white floral
print she chose. You can find some great craft and fabric
supplies at her store as well.

Last but not least is this older arm chair that was remade
into this glamorous chair that reminds me of the Hollywood
Regency style. Black buttons and finishing against white
fabric for a very dramatic overall look.

I hope this has given you some fun inspiration.

All photos from the cited sources above.


Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

I just bought a Broyhill arm chair at a garage sale for $15.00. I can't afford ot have it reupholstered right now, but you've certainly given me some good ideas!

Pigtown-Design said...

I have two dining room chairs that were painted a flat brown, with brown and green flowered fabric on the seats. Even though they were hideous, their lines were good. I painted the wood a high-gloss white and re-upholstered the seats in a hot pink and white arabesque pattern. They look 100% better!

SimplyGrove said...

I love chairs that have been given new life. My favorite chair I own just got a new paint color and I love it so much more!

M.Kate said...

Karen, i'd send some of mine to you if you were not that far away...but over here, I hardly hear people doing re-furbishing and it is so costly to get it done at the furniture shop, probably cost the same as the new furniture.

London Calling said...

Thanks for including my desk chair. We tackled chairs ourselves last weekend. It was a blast.

Teal Chic said...

Karen- I love this post. Everything looks so beautiful and fresh. Gorgeous!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love before and afters!
I will have to email you one I did myself.

thrilled by the thought said...

Wow, those all look so good! What creative minds.

I found your blog at thisisglamorous. I love it!

katiedid said...

I get back from a long weekend to discover your very nice shout out! What a nice thing to come home to! Thanks so much.:)

It's fun to see all of the other lovingly re-used furniture. Great inspiration.

leather furniture said...

garage sale are pretty good place to get some cheap and quality furniture. However some of them are pure junk .

coco+kelley said...

wow! i love jennifer's chair. the fabric with the bright white is perfect!

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a fun post, Karen! Jennifer's chair is fantastic.

Down Pillow said...

Such great makeovers - love the first chair & the end table. Thanks for sharing :)

Jesse Culberson said...

garage sale are pretty good place to get some cheap and quality furniture. However some of them are pure junk .

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