Painting an Upholstered Chair Pink


“In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by,” confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor’s curb.

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Chair Revival


Stacy and Eric blog at Anastasia Vintage (click over to read the very cool story behind their blog name). A Craigslist curb alert led them to this chair….which had definitely seen better days.

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Rescued Chair Gets Restoration Restyle


Erin and Emily blog at Elizabeth Joan Designs. The last time the sisters were together, Erin mentioned that she needed a chair for her new desk. As luck would have it, Emily had recently rescued the perfect chair from the roadside, and was happy to pass it along to her sister. As you can see, the chair was in decent condition, but the upholstery was not

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Chair of Pi


When one of her neighbors had a yard sale this summer, Paula spotted this chair. She didn’t want to pay what they were asking, so she was thrilled when this chair ended up on the curb after the sale was over. Paula shares the makeover she gave this chair at Sweet Pea.

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Desk Chair Made Pretty Again

The Happy Tulip chair before

At The Happy Tulip, Amy confesses that she’d been without a desk chair for quite some time, and was hoping to find an inexpensive replacement.  When she drove past this wobbly little chair on the curbside, it was love at first sight–Amy knew she’d found her desk chair.

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Reupholstered Desk Chair

reupholstered chair before

Jenna of SAS Interiors had been wanting to try her hand at reupholstering for awhile but was held back by her own uncertainty of whether or not she could actually take on the task. After gaining the confidence she needed, Jenna dove in and found her guinea pig at a thrift store.

reupholstered chair before

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Coffee Sack Chair

thrift store chair before

Catherine from Paisley & Polka Dot Threads found this captains chair at her local op shop. Someone had apparently stabbed the seat and arm rests with a pair of scissors, as indicated by the many gouge marks. Lucky for the chair, it escaped the abuse and ended up in Catherine’s loving care. With a coat {…Read More…}

Reupholstered Chair

Meredith from Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie had this chair in her NYC apartment. It had originally been purchased by Meredith’s mother for $5.00 at a flea market, so it was a true deal! While she really liked the silhouette, Meredith thought it could be a lot more fun. When Meredith put out a {…Read More…}