From Rags to Reupholstery Riches

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Do you have upholstery pieces that have seen better days?  Perhaps you have a chair or sofa with fabric that just doesn’t suit your taste or has run it’s trendy course.  Then there are the inherited pieces that usually need a little TLC before they step foot into your home.  Thankfully, reupholstery is magic for furniture!  You can create such an amazing transformation with a little inspiration and a gorgeous fabric.  Don’t forget to enhance the look with a fresh coat of stain or paint  to breathe some new life into your decor.  Traditional and vintage upholstery pieces are making huge comebacks with sleek modern finishes and bold colors and prints.  You can make quite a statement!

There are some projects you can tackle on your own; I’ve always had great luck reupholstering dinning chairs, ottomans and simple accent seating.  However, the wing back chair or the tufted settee will probably have to be left to the professionals!  Here are some beautiful makeovers to make you think about what furniture you can re-style in your home.

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Kojo Designs

Kojo Designs

 

Etsy - Modern Coastal

Etsy – Modern Coastal

 

Rehab

Etsy – Rubbish Rehab

 

http://www.chairloom.com/before---after-armchairs#9

ChairLoom

 

Better After

Better After

 

OSI Modern

OSI Modern

Melo

Krys Melo

 

Lumi

Lumi

 

Not So Newlywed McGees

Not So Newlywed McGees

 

Modern House Insight

Modern House Insight

 

Ruffled

Ruffled

 

Design Sponge

Design Sponge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I find that my personal design style is always changing to some degree, but I would have to say that I am a Country girl at heart.  I love the comfort, coziness, and relaxed feel that it embodies.  I do love to add a bit of Modern elements into the mix to make it more current.
7 Comments
  • Lynn Firth
    January 17, 2013

    Reupholstery does do wonders!

  • Carrie
    January 17, 2013

    The high back chair from Lumi is amazing.

  • Teagan
    January 17, 2013

    I could look at before & afters for hours, they bring me so much joy 😉

    I can’t even pick a favorite because I love so many of them! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ben C
    January 17, 2013

    Great Ideas.

  • Amber1616
    January 17, 2013

    I definitely have some of these projects up ahead. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Mandy
    January 18, 2013

    Love all of these! The chair from Modern House Insight is amazing.

  • Ryan
    January 29, 2013

    Those are some truly incredible transformations! It’s amazing how a little paint and a well-done reupholstering can transform a piece from trash to treasure. Reupholstery also adds a ton of options when seeking a new piece because anything can be converted into a perfect fit a good eye and some hard work.

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