Reupholster a Chair

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Reupholster a Chair

My friends on Facebook are so nice.  

I posted the before picture of one of the chairs and

they made comments about why someone would do this:

Reupholster a Chair

The previous owners used a plastic tablecloth for  the seat cushion.

Most commented that they must have children or that they are messy eaters.

Reupholster a Chair

As I worked on the chairs, I remembered my negative thoughts when I first saw them.

Reupholster a Chair

The chairs are in awesome shape and if someone needed a change and all they could

afford were those plastic tablecloths…

or they did have messy eaters…

who was I to laugh about the way someone refreshed their chair.

Reupholster a Chair

I’m not the chair upholsterer judge.

Reupholster a Chair

Some people laugh at the stuff that I do.

Reupholster a Chair

I admire the fact that someone needed a change and used what they had.

After-all, most of the time that’s what I do.

Reupholster a Chair

I just needed to change my perspective.

Reupholster a Chair

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Country Grey.

I’m staying very busy, refreshing my finds.

I post a lot of before pictures on Facebook and Instagram (refreshrestyle).

Join me at either or both.

Be.reFreshed.

28 thoughts on “Reupholster a Chair”

  1. Ah! I have that same fabric that’s waiting for me to get in gear for the industrial ottoman I’m building! It’s nice to see what it will look like on a piece of furniture instead of folded up on the counter. 🙂
    Thanks!
    Kelly

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  2. I think you did an awesome job! I have a chair similar, except the sides have caining too. I am thinking of painting her a white or a pale blue. I would love to share when I am done.

    Thanks for sharing, Nicole

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  3. Dear Debbie,
    I have a carved stone in my garden. It reads: As the garden grows, so does the gardener. I love that you take old, worn, tired pieces and find the beauty that was always there. Your creations are a reflection of your beauty.
    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  4. Be. Refreshed. LOL! LOVE it, Debbie! It’s perfect! 😉 And love the chairs! They turned out awesome!!!! I love the fabric that you chose! Beautiful! (Did I use enough exclamation points? Coffee must be kicking in. HA HA HA!)

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  5. I think you did a wonderful job “refreshing” the chair, and I’m sure the chair appreciates the gorgeous Parisian fabric more than the plastic. Who knows why the previous owner did what they did, but at least they didn’t dump the chairs!

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  6. I need these, Debbie! I need them for my breakfast nook, because my chairs are not comfy at all, and these are perfect. Love the fabric!

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  7. Now those are dead gorgeous!!!
    I am feeling a bit sad now.. I too had thoughts about the before pictures. You are so right Debbie.
    The after is Amaazing!!!
    Cheers, Gee

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  8. Debbie, these are beautiful. I love the colors and fabric. You did such a wonderful job.
    Ann
    Shabby French Country Cottage Basement

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  9. I love this post! I agree with this and love your perspective. I think about this all the time. To the person before….it probably was beautiful. I love their “new” life now! Great job! Love, Me

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  10. These chairs look fantastic! Maybe the previous owners had the chairs on a porch and it was before we had outdoor fabric…

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  11. You are so right! At least they tried right?

    What you did turned out great. So beautiful 🙂 The color, the fabric. So pretty!!

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