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A Wingback Chair Makeover

I'm so excited to be a participant in the November Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest with the theme "Take a Seat"!
This time The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest has us taking a seat... and flipping it into a new life with amazing winning fabric designs from Minted.
I saw this badly stained wingback chair getting tossed out on the curb, so I asked the guy if I could take it and redo it. He said, "Sure, help yourself!"
I said, "Thank ya, kindly!"
Ha... this piece of trash ended up as my choice subject for the contest.
The upholstery was quite the mess. But the chair had good bare bones.
I started with the cute little legs. After realizing I was not going to paint them, I sanded them down to refinish them. Look what I found...
natural tree growth! That's just too amazing. I ended up clear waxing the gorgeousness.
As for the rest of that chair, I wondered what I got myself into.
After several days... and nights... that felt like 40...
I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.

To see more: http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/11/wing-back-chair-makeover-take-seat.html

  • M
    M Saint Clair Shores, MI
    on Nov 21, 2015

    Great job!!!! Nice to see someone actually take the time to re-upholster instead of painting the fabric with chalk paint.

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Nov 21, 2015

    Really nice job! I have the same chair in Old Rose velvet that has been siting in my living room just waiting for me to get the courage and this post might just the push I need Than

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Nov 21, 2015

    Robin I don't have an way to take any pic. But I will let you know how things turn out

  • Judy G
    Judy G Canada
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Nice job!

  • Queen Patina
    Queen Patina Superior, WI
    on Nov 23, 2015

    As I noted in my comment on your blog, this piece really blows me away--in a good way! :)

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