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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Before and After - Chairs

Over the summer I scored a few chairs at a garage sale in Indiana.  I paid $1 a piece.

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They could not have been more disgusting.  Just look at all the fabric choices that someone made!


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What a difference.  The chairs are covered in a creamy leather.

Now before you all assume that I can upholster furniture, let me set the record straight.

While in Indiana I befriended an Amish dude.  He did this wonderful work.  He rebuilt the guts, new padding, material and the finishing work.  All him. 

When I was working with him, I mentioned painting the chair.  He freaked.

I did not paint the chair.

Now that I am in Ohio and have already taken the before and after shots for him, I really want to paint the one chair.

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I was thinking a French finish.  What do you think?




Polly said...

Nice! And yes, paint!!

Was he expensive? I have a chair that I want to tackle, but I'm scared!! I have priced it to two upholsterers and it's soooo expensive. I don't know what to do!

Julian Cassell said...

Hi Shannon,

Just shows what can be done to something that could otherwise be on the scrap heap (garbage heap for you guys I think)! Inspirational work in these tricky financial times.



Anonymous said...

Having lived in NE Ohio for most of my formative years (and rubbing elbows with Amish folk all that time), I had to giggle at the thought of the man "freaking"

LOL... what does that look like?
You must have really given him a jolt with the threat of painted wood.

Jamie said...

Gorgeous! I think it would look amazing, but it also looks gorgeous as is.

Project Queen (Mandy) said...

They are beautiful! Yes, paint the chair :-).

April @ An Urban Acre said...

I love me some painted wood, but the finish is so nice, it's beautiful and antique-looking the way it is. I guess I'll have to be the one "don't paint the chair" vote, so far. :p Either way, make it yours and do what you love!

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