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Reupholstery – a little fabric goes a long way

My dining room chairs are in great condition and as far as hand-me-downs go, pretty attractive. I knew I wanted to integrate them into my new dining room design (posts about that in the very near future) instead of buying something new, but the fabric really didn’t mesh with my design plans. So, I went to my local discount fabric store and got the three yards of fabric I needed for $1.50.  Armed with a pair of scissors and a heavy-duty staple gun, I was able to reupholster four chairs in under two hours.

– before  –

– after –

The bright turquoise seat really makes this chair look more youthful and now the metal finish actually looks less bronze and more silver. It’s amazing what $1.50 can do.

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  1. The color is very reminiscent of Alice and Wonderland (the recent one).

    June 2, 2012
    • Hey Sones – I didn’t realize it at first, but you’re right – it’s a dead ringer for helena bonham carter’s eye shadow!

      June 2, 2012
  2. You totally changed the feel of this chair! It was a little creepy with the thick, deep red, but now even the metal looks lighter! Good choice with the eye shadow blue 🙂

    June 3, 2012
    • Kristen – it’s crazy, but the metal looks even lighter in person than I could capture with my camera. I think because the burgundy fabric had that gold diamond pattern it pulled out every little bit of bronze the metal finish had!

      June 3, 2012

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