Monday, October 17, 2011

a chair do-over..

these u.g.l.y. chairs i bought off craigslist for $40..
there were 3 more for a total of 6.
yes. that is less than $7 a chair..
good bones. i knew they had potential.

i sprayed them with a high gloss white paint..
i bought some amazing fabric from spoonflower..
they have great modern and fresh prints..

i do not have a fancy technique or secret to tell you about reupholstering but to pull the fabric tight and the more staples the better..
i bought a staple gun for $20 at home depot and it is the best money ever spent..
you need one.
the corners could be tricky but just fold them like when you're wrapping a gift and remember staple staple and then.. staple once more..
nice and smooth..
try to line up your print..
i did say {try}..

there she is..

i can not tell you how much a print does for a space..
i love print and have tried to "keep it simple" with solid accents..
then i always go back to a print and feel that everything is just right again..
so my advice..
go for print..

3 comments: said...

Um...ok, can you please come over to do my place and do the same thing? Great, thanks. :)

marlo noël said...

Fawn, those look amazing! You should seriously be on Nate Berkus for that right there.

sequins and candy said...

you are both so sweet! thank you!!!