So, Cara picked up this chair at a yard sale for nearly nothing. It was the end of the day on a Sunday and the people were practically giving things away.
The wood finish and caning, though not horrible, had certainly seen better days, but the upholstery was in really good shape. I just could not see putting a bunch of time into reupholstering when the chair didn’t really need it.
So then it begs the question: How do you update a chair without changing the upholstery? The first step is obvious: Paint. I decided to go with a soft white (No distressing this time. Shocking. I know.)
Then, I picked out a fun, modern print in a coordinating color and whipped up a little back pillow, and kabam! A chic-looking new chair!
And since I loved the fabric I used on yesterday’s project, and thought it went well with the blue and white, if someone wanted to go a little more wild with the make over, it could look like this:
So, no need to rip off perfectly good upholstery. You can completely change the look of a chair with just some paint and a leetle bit ‘o fabric for a fun pillow! (…or two)
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