Update Side Chairs For a New Look, Feel

In the shop this week, we’re working on a small side chair;

A few years ago, I visited a friend who worked at The Painted Ox, a great store in West Palm, Fla. Its concept is to recycle older furniture; a lot were painted but the real charm is the funky fabrics applied to the chairs, making them one of a kind.

Alexis, my seamstress, does the same thing and sells them locally at her Marketplace At Teaberry booth.

So, this week’s inspiring slipcover conversions are of side chairs.

It also has a loose back cushion that is tied on.

Then, we had large fan-back chairs in the dining room that had their cushions recovered, but their backs were completely reworked into a different shape. It really updated them. They function in the dining room as extra seating. The settee, which technically isn't a chair; but I wanted to include as part of the job, also received a combination of loose cushion cover replacement, and some upholstery to the body. What a transformation!

The other chairs are great examples of what a slipcover can do. Some of these were older office furniture that now fit beautifully into home decor, simply by making them a new dress.

Are you obsessed with chairs? I’d love to see you trash to treasure pieces.

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