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A Wingback Chair Makeover

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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.
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
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.
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
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...
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
natural tree growth! That's just too amazing. I ended up clear waxing the gorgeousness.
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
As for the rest of that chair, I wondered what I got myself into.
Yikes!
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
After several days... and nights... that felt like 40...
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
  • a wingback chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
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To see more: http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/11/wing-back-chair-makeover-take-seat.html

Got a question about this project?

  • M
    M Saint Clair Shores, MI

    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 Canada

    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

    • Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
      Robin @ Redo It Yourself... Saratoga Springs, NY

      @Jean Myles That's great to hear!!! Hope you post your chair when you're finished! Thank you, Jean!

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles Canada

    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

    Nice job!

  • Queen Patina
    Queen Patina Superior, WI

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

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY

    Good as new!

  • Karren Haller
    Karren Haller Las Vegas, NV

    Love this re-do, its beautiful!!

  • Dimitris Demiris

    Προσθέστε σε αυτήν την ανάρτηση ...

  • JZim
    JZim Warrenton, VA

    Perfect transformation,

  • Linda
    Linda Morris, IL

    Way cool so lovely.

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