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Before and After: Living Room Chair

I finally finished upholstering the arm-chair in my living room, and I really mean “finally” — I started this project in the Fall and got frustrated with it and came up with an excuse to not work on it every weekend after that. But now that it’s done I’m so happy with the final look!

Here’s what the chair looked like before, I pulled back the sun-faded navy fabric and found crazy psychedelic flowers underneath:

And here’s another look at what it looks like after some blood sweat and tears:


20 responses to “Before and After: Living Room Chair

  1. Things That Sparkle March 17, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Wow I am so impressed! It looks amazing

  2. JenLynn March 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Looks great. 1000 times better.

  3. stephanie March 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

    looks awesome! I so need to take that class!

  4. annelise March 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Wow. Love it! Upholstery classes and block printing are on the list of things I want to learn.

  5. Navya March 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

    It turned out SO great! I love the fabric and that grey pillow looks lovely with it.

  6. Rhianna March 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

    They look so great!

  7. Johanna March 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Wow…I love this. Now I feel like a wuss because I had my chair professionally done. This looks fantastic. I’m so very impressed!

  8. vmacandcheese March 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Looks awesome…you did that YOURSELF??? Seriously impressed!

  9. simone leblanc March 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Bravo! It looks AMAZING!

  10. lindsb March 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    It came out so great- I LOVE the fabric you picked, it looks totally different!

  11. Jennifer Gioia March 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    amazingggg! perhaps you already have a how to guide for reupholstering and i haven’t found it yet but… can you please provide us with one?!

  12. joAnn March 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    looks absolutely amazing! congrats — all of that hard work was totally worth it!
    joAnn @

  13. Gloria March 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    you did such a great job! love the color and pattern of the fabric!

  14. Lila March 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I love this chair. Great fabric choice! Thanks so much for the information about the prints. I will definitely be making some purchases soon…

  15. designstiles March 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Good job. Double extra points for doing it yourself. I probably would’ve cried.

  16. Crazy Agnus March 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, GREAT JOB! I love that you pulled the top off to find another fabric underneath! 🙂

  17. julie @ rosy + tart March 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Whoa! It looks fantastic! I’m trying to talk the hubs into letting me redo some of our furniture… maybe if I show him this he’ll think I can do it without hurting myself? 🙂

  18. Camila March 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I have seven chairs just waiting for your skills in NY! When are you coming for a visit?

    You did an amazing job. So pretty!

  19. Carmie of the Single Nester March 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Looks lovely. And that fabric is tres chic! Do you have a step-by-step?

  20. Sara Kate March 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Incredible work girlfriend!

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