Beware – ugliness ahead
I have been in the midst of several chair makeovers. Here are the before photos:
This is a chair in my house, pardon the unstyled photos, pardon the dog bed, if you look closely, you should probably pardon the dog hair dust bunnies. Anyway, you can see this is an awesome danish modern chair. I bought it about 4 years ago imagining that it would be recovered. The fabric is in perfect shape, it is a bit of a sacrilege to change it. Olive green and gold is really a part of Danish Modern design, sorry purists! Fast forward 3 years, last May I went with Raina (on her birthday as a matter of fact) to a great fabric warehouse sale. I bought 10 yards of fabric for about $30 I believe. Finally, nearly a year later, the chair is off at the upholsterer – don’t ever accuse me of rushing into anything!
Next, is a pair of chairs from Craigslist. They have the flavor of an Eames Eiffel dining chair. The previous owner had used these outside. They were sad, very sad. I swooped in with primer and spray paint, the difference isn’t dramatic, but it is good.
Now for the good stuff –
These are Milo Baughman knockoffs that were in desperate need of some fabric help. My client and I referred to these as the furry plaid chairs for a couple months while the perfect fabric was located. They are part of the project I talked about here. These have been delivered…stunning!
Stay tuned for the “Afters”!