Friday 5 June 2015

My favorite chair

When I started this furniture journey I never considered upholstery. 
Painting was fun. 
Learning how to fix and rebuild and sand and stain and sand some more. 
That was all great. 
recovering a few chair seats here and there was great too. Loved looking at fabric and choosing something that I thought would really update a piece. 
Loved all of it. 

Scared the living daylights out of me. 
Doing my first couch.......terrifying!

I've done a few now. 
Not as terrifying as it used to be. 

So when I spotted this chair at one of my favorite picking spots I knew it had to come home with me. 
The material was in such good shape that I seriously considered leaving it alone. 
The only thing that stopped me was my evil brain. 
You see when I see a piece like this I can never stop wondering. 
Wondering what happened on that chair. Were there leaky diapers? A dog or cat that left something that may have been cleaned off the top but maybe soaked through? 
You just never know. 
So off it came. 
 I painted the wood
 New everything

 Different material for front and back
And a "new" chair was born. 

So what do you think? Would you have left it alone? 

Miss Mustard Seed
The 36th Avenue 
Elizabeth & Co.  



  1. You did a great job! I loved the before too but it was very heavy looking, you made it modern and light!

  2. Very nice re-do! Looks great.

    Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed

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