I frequently come across single chairs while I am out hunting for new items. Chairs are fun to makeover because I get to choose fabric as well as paint. I feel fortunate that here in Santa Cruz, we have Hart's Fabrics which has a wonderful selection of fabrics.
Nancy and I found this chair at our favorite, local thrift shop. We have had it for a while, but just recently got around to getting it reupholstered. I cannot manage to find any before shots of this one, but picture it with a worn, tapestry fabric and and orange wood finish.
We found this fun, vibrant fabric with raised, fuzzy patterns at Hart's Fabrics. I was planning to reupholster this chair myself, but never got around to it. We hired an upholsterer and she did a fabulous job, complete with double welting trim.
Nancy painted the chair first with Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint and then a top coat of Old White.
I found this child's chair at a yard sale in Sacramento when I was visiting my family. This chair has a darling shape and is a sophisticated style for a tiny person's chair. The fabric was stained and the old, orange foam underneath was disintegrating.
I replaced the seat cushion with new foam and reupholstered the seat with some linen I already had.
I painted the chair with Duck Egg Chalk Paint and used Napoleanic Blue to paint faux grain sack stripes down the center.
This little chair sold the first weekend I put it for sale at Loot.
I painted the bench with Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint. I added thicker foam for the cushion and reupholstered it with a charcoal grey and white chevron stripe linen also from Hart's.
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