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Friday, April 8, 2011

Before & After

One of the things I love to do - as most creative types probably do- is finding unwanted furniture and breathing fresh life into them.  I don't have a whole lot of time or space for that matter to really collect as much as I would want, but I do have some pieces that I will try to complete in the warmer months ahead.    I will be posting these projects from time to time as I finish them. I hope to inspire others from discarding otherwise good pieces of furniture if all they really need is a good coat of paint or new upholstery.    


I'm kicking this off with one of the first pieces I refurbished.  The before pic is actually mid process- tan brown wood stain and the ugly peach velour upholstery aren't shown, but you can still get a great idea of the change made.  I actually toyed with the idea of leaving the wood stripped as shown in the "before" and upholstering the seat with a light colored, linen fabric, but I love injecting some good old vibrant personality into occasional chairs.   The floral fabric is from Anthropologie, but is not longer available.  Yes, its not well advertised, but you can buy cut yardage from select Anthropologie stores!  




BEFORE




And the after......