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]
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!
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?
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!
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.
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???
After snagging a wood chair on the cheap, Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village had the best intentions of repainting it for their guest bedroom. Ten months down the road the chair was still sitting in their garage sporting its original coat of red paint. Jacque decided it was time to finally get the [...Read More]
Amber from Queen of Chairs almost considered buying an Anthropologie chair instead of not paying her mortgage for the month. Almost. That was just for a split second before reality set in. Instead, Amber decided to give a $5 chair from a barn sale an Anthro-inspired makeover, painting the fabric with chalk paint and applying [...Read More]