chair makeover

Several weeks ago I posted the inspiration I found for our office and upstairs loft. Project #1 on my list was to makeover a chair I found at a surplus store that looked similar to the one in this J.Crew shoot. I bought it for $10. Here's how it turned out:



It only took about 30 minutes to complete. We simply removed the seat, stapled on new fabric, and sanded the wood frame to remove old paint splatters.
I love using it in my office, but unfortunately I have to keep a blanket over the seat, otherwise my cats use it as their personal scratching post (& bed).

14 comments:

Melissa A. said...

I love the special little touch with the pink ribbon.

simplesong said...

fabulous! looks great.

iva yaneva said...

That is one beautiful chair! I reupholstered my chairs last year and I am very happy with the result - the fabric changes so much and it is so easy to do:) I now want to paint one of the chairs (the one that's in my bedroom) white and this takes a lot more time and effort than predicted:))

As for the tea, I tried switching from coffee to green tea but I just don't like how it tastes. Perhaps it takes a little time to get used to :)

p.s. that pink ribbon is so cute!!
xo

A.Love said...

cuuuuuute. you're good!! :)

Cassie said...

Just perfect now!
xx

Kate said...

Wow, that looks amazing! I envy these "Oh this ol' chair? It took ten minutes to re-upholster!" projects. Must. Buy. Chair. Soon.

alli michelle said...

Kate - I'm the same way. This chair actually sat in my car trunk all summer before I got around to doing this. But it was WAY easier than I thought!

Heather said...

way to go! this is beautiful! the pink ribbon adds a lovely feminine touch!

Fiona said...

You did it! I remembered the J crew inspired post you did! And this chair is beautiful with the choice of your fabric and that ribbon just added a different feel to it. Nice!

rachel said...

it turned out fabulously! Great job :)

Rachel Follett said...

My cat ruins everything too. I love the fabric you chose and I am jealous you found that fabulous chair. Danish modern is my all time favorite style. So timeless and chic!

Gracie said...

Wow! That didn't take long at all. I love the stripes. It's very classic and chic.

kt mac said...

wow Alli - I love Modern Danish furniture and that chair is no exception - especially with it's new look. You did such a good job bringing it back to life & it looks lovely. I have a chair that I brought too reupholster too, only it's been sitting around for months as college has been too busy :( this definitely inspired me though!

I'm so glad I found your blog :)

Andrea said...

Love it! I am a little jealous of your skills, anytime you want to find some inspiration for a gray/black/purple studio... be my special guest :]

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