Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chair Redo

When we bought our house, we also purchased some of the furniture from the previous owner. Included, was a pair of living room chairs.



At first glance they might not look like anything special. The cushions were saggy and the fabric was worn. But, I could tell that they had interesting lines and a lot of character.



It was time to recover! Since we have little kids I knew I'd need something durable. I also knew that I needed to find a fabric that would go with our (not so pretty) *green carpet.

*Please stay tuned for a future post about how I made the mint green carpet work!


Knowing that prints hide stains better than solids, I chose a pattern that included several shades of grey. For durability I decided to use and indoor/ outdoor fabric. The pattern I chose is called:

A New Twist Geometric Stripe Outdoor Fabric Caviar

I purchased A New Twist Geometric Stripe Outdoor Fabric Cavia locally here. But, the good news is that this store also does mail order!




Also, to add a bit of punch, first I spray painted the legs red.
Since I knew I'd be replacing them both, I didn't bother to protect the upholstery or the old deck.


Then, since I am NOT a seamstress, I hired a local company to recover the chairs for me. They did a beautiful job (but it wasn't cheap).
To be completely honest, in the end I probably spent about the same amount of money re-doing these chairs as I would have had I bought new ones. The advantage was that I was able to completely customize them. Finding furniture to work with the awkward green carpet is a challenge, so it was helpful to design them myself.

Before

After

This was one of the (few) projects I've chosen to highlight on my blog that didn't involve much DIY time. But since these chairs were still a result of my personal creative vision, I decided to show them off here anyway :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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6 comments:

  1. These chairs look great. I applaud your vision. FYI, I saw your link at the Creative Inspirations Linky Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  2. The chairs came out beautifully...love the fabric.

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  3. The chairs turned out great! I love the shape of them, classic, yet unique! I am visiting from DIY Vintage Chic today.

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  4. Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. This looks fantastic! I love your fabric choice!! Your post has been pinned,tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. I appreciate you coming by to party with us!! I hope to see you tonight at 7PM...Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

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