Monday, August 5, 2013

Retro Restyling - a Chair Makeover

I found this chair, quite literally, and was originally thinking I'd just sell it 'as is' for someone else to make over. I have SO much in my garage that it just seemed to be a good idea. Then sorting through my fabric I found a gorgeous graphic piece that I thought would be perfect and the chair suddenly worked its way to the top of the list.

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The original vinyl was covered in paint (not me I promise!) and a layer of grime, but now I think she's looking pretty good ;)

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Ok - I know you're thinking that butlers tray needs some paint. It's on the list!

For me the fabric makes all the difference... the style is gorgeous but vinyl doesn't really do it for me! This beautiful fabric was given to me by a very dear friend and her Mum - if your reading along thank you MJ and Judith!

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I tried to convince DK (my husband) that this would be perfect for his desk but he has this giant monstrosity of an office that he likes. I'm not even going to share a photo of it it's that bad. The kids have even drawn on it and he still loves it. One day when he's not looking it may just disappear...

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The chair is very Parker-esq but I'm not sure. I haven't been able to match it to anything I've seen on line, and there are no details anywhere I can see on the actual chair. Still, I don't think it needs a brand to make it beautiful, just a re-stain and new fabric!

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  1. oh i love it! so fresh and funky and unique!

  2. Love this so much, gorgeous fabric and it suits it perfectly

  3. Great revamp job. I was going to ask where the fabric was from, but your friends gifted it to you. We have a dining set with near on the exact chairs we won't to recover and the fabric is pretty darn awesome.

  4. I just love it so much, the fabric is perfect and so is your upholstery job. Can't believe it hasn't been snapped up. I have a good story to share re things disappearing. years ago my friend came home from the pub to find that they had been robbed. She had gone out with me and her boyfriend (now husband) had gone out with other friends, Instead of panicking she ran around the house gathering all the things of his she hated. When he came home they rang the police - the conversation was like this - Police "so they stole your TV, computer, stereo, your jewellery, a penis shaped mug, blue kangaroo skin shoes with a zipper, an ugly tie..." and she kept her straight face and said yes. Love her presence of mind in a crisis.

    maybe you could stage a little break in?
    Fiona xx


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