Saturday, 2 May 2015

Cane barrel chair makeover

Last fall I picked up this chair for a few dollars. It was in desperate need of a makeover, but I had never upholstered the back of a chair; I knew it was possible I just didn’t know how. I used a couple of sites to help me figure it all out and now I have a much nicer chair.

Chair Makeover at Broadview Heights

Hard to believe, but I put a lot of time into this make over, mostly because of the learning curve to get the back done. I wasn’t thinking ahead when cutting my fabric, and didn’t have enough left to make the welting. Instead I used white to blend in to the painted wood. I did learn how to make double welt, though not perfectly, this time.

The fabric was purchased at Tonic Living and is Ashbury Ikat, ink.

Chair Makeover at Broadview Heights

Chair Makeover at Broadview Heights

The faux bamboo goes perfectly with my thrifted Thomasville Allegro desk. A match made in heaven.

Chair Makeover at Broadview Heights

The gold casters are just perfect. Squeal.

Chair Makeover at Broadview Heights

2 comments:

  1. Wow!! that is a great job!! It looks amazing and goes so great with the desk and the touch of gold, just gorgeous. Love your blue and whites stuff, makes me think about changing my bedroom colors.

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  2. Oh my gosh, you've outdone yourself with this one Mel, great job on recovering the chair. I love the blue and white fabric! I love the wheels too, just beautiful! And it's the perfect match for that desk. Kim :)

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