When we laid eyes on Stephenie’s chair makeovers we had to share the stunning before and after pics that she sent our way. Here’s her letter:
I saw your blog posting on the chairs you and your sister-in-law had redone and thought I would share some of mine with you. The first chair is a set of four I bought at Goodwill for $2.99 each. I refinished them and reupholstered them myself as a wedding gift for my younger sister. I think they turned out very well and it was my first attempt at anything like that.
This chair was one I found on eBay and had professionally reupholstered. I loved the material I used on my sister’s chairs so much that I used it on mine as well.
Although the total cost wasn’t cheap, I love this chair and expect to have it for a long time. Thanks for looking! – Stephenie
Amazing, no? We love those two chair makeovers (and the fact that one was super cheap and one was more of an investment). Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring chair makeover pics, Stephenie! They make us wanna dash out to Goodwill right now. Oh and for our simple chair upholstery tutorial, click here. If you can wrap a present you can upholster a chair…
Amy Button says
I love both of those chairs so much. On the first chair, did she say if she re-stained the wood part? Great job Stephenie!
Niiiice! :) I still miss my wrought iron chairs that I snagged for a buck each (four in all) and reworked. After we moved I had absolutely no place to put them–so I sold ’em for $12 each! Ha!
I love the second one – I think I always like the most expensive option. But great work on the first one – I am just working on my first project, so it’s great to see how other people’s turn out.
Great job Stephanie! what a lucky lil sis!
These are awesome, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing! Do you happen to remember the name of that gorgeous fabric and where you got it? I LOVE it!
What an inspiration!! Now I know I am going to get busy and reapholster several old chairs now!! Such an easy and quick update and inexpensive too! Thanks!
What a wonderful transformation!!
Have you guys seen the movie “Something’s Gotta Give”? Erica’s (Diane Keaton) beach house is exactly your style. Here’s some pics in case you haven’t seen the film. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/spaces/2007/07/somethingsgottagive_slideshow
Interestingly enough, we actually used this kitchen as our inspiration room when we were designing ours, and guess who it was done by?
The same person who designed the beach house in Something’s Gotta Give. Small world, eh? In fact, on the TV screen in the top right hand corner is actually a clip from Something’s Gotta Give as an ode to the designer’s previous work. Pretty sneaky, huh? You totally pinned our taste though. We love love love that style. And thanks so much for the link to the eye candy!
p.s. We’re also told that we’d die over the house in The Holiday so that’s totally on our Netflix list this year.
Love those Good will finds. Great job!
This actually has nothing to do with this post, but I just wanted to share this great thing I found! I went to get a change of address form from the post office for my dad. Inside there is a Lowe’s coupon for 10% off-up to $500! If you are planning a room redo or an appliance purchase, how great is that! Maybe I am the only one so excited, but would it be wrong to go get a couple more?!
I love both of the chairs. They are both covered with fantastic textile and the wood is redone fantastically. They look like brandnew!
Great fabric…you are brave to attempt something like this for a wedding gift!
Jacqui-I have that same fabric in my house. I got it at Hobby Lobby last year. I wonder if they still have it?
This post makes me wish for those garage sale days of summer!
Thanks to everyone with such nice things to say. I did restain the first chair in a maple stain since it was maple wood. It really brought out the highlights. The fabric was purchased at Hobby Lobby, but I don’t remember what it was called.
Holly Stefl says
Stephanie, I love the chair’s you did from Marie & Doug! Can you teach me, I have an ottoman and recliner in the soon-to-be baby’s room that needs done :)
We absolutely love the chairs Steph! Thanks sis.