Reupholstered French Chairs with Weathered Gray Frame

This chair makeover from Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors is a true story of trash to treasure. Rachel had purchased a set of French Bergere chairs that sported ugly blue silk fabric with tears in several places. She knew she wanted to give one of the chairs the Restoration Hardwre treatment and painted the […Read More]

Trash-to-Treasure Chrome and Cowhide Chair

Heather of The Heathered Nest says it’s no secret that she has a soft spot for "hopeless cases.” Hopeless cases like a dirty, rusted metal-frame chair with ripped-up upholstery and rotten wood. Heather had found the chair curbside, and two years went by before the perfect inspiration came along for turning it from a hopeless […Read More]

Drop Cloth Upholstered Chair Makeover

Erin of Elizabeth Joan Designs was in the market for a new chair to go with her vanity/nightstand/desk that she had inherited from her grandmother and recently refabbed. She mentioned this to her sister, who happened to have a stash of “curbside treasures” in her basement, including a old but beautiful round upholstered chair that […Read More]

Reupholstered Rocker with Gray Wash Finish

I just love this project from Ahna at Easier Than I Thought because it’s a true example of seeing potential and beauty where others see trash. Ahna took an ugly (and I mean UGLY) old rocker and turned it into a thing of beauty. Literally, it looks like it could be sitting right in Restoration Hardware’s catalog with its nailhead trim, gray-washed finish, and textural linen-like fabric. You’ve got to head over to Ahna’s site to appreciate this miraculous chair makeover and learn how you too can achieve that gorgeous look!

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From Gross to Gorgeous Chair Makeover

Sara of Major Hoff Takes a Wife was smitten the moment she saw Ballard’s Casa Florentina Collection. She says, “The brush strokes, the depth of colors, the glazing, oh my! Then I saw the price! Double oh my!!!!” While Sara might not be able to have the exact $449 armchair she was drooling over, that didn’t mean she couldn’t have a chair with a similar look. She snatched up a wood chair a friend was selling for $20. It was desperately in need of a little TLC, and Sara was happy to oblige with a fresh coat of paint, secret waxing technique, and new upholstery. Isn’t she a beaut now?

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Chair Makeover with Swirl Design

Mel from Junkin’ Junky found a set of four chairs at Goodwill for only $5 a piece. While the price was awesome, the chairs… not so much. Mel describes them as boring with a brown finish that scratched easily. She was inspired to update the color to a pretty blue and then add pizzazz with a vinyl swirl design. Talk about a transformation from brown and boring to blue and bold!

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Painted Stripe Chair

The is no question that paint can work a miracle when it comes to updating a wall or piece of furniture, but what about upholstery? Roeshel from The DIY Showoff shows it can be done! She toned down a pair of brightly-colored arm chairs from the thrift store with some watered- down latex paint. Roeshel finished off the amazing transformation with a brown stripe to add some interest.

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Upholstered Burlap Chair

Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???


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