Cover Me

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I’m lucky to have been handed down quite a few chairs with great shape. Great bones. And I’m saving up to reupholster some of them in great new fabrics.

We addressed our kitchen table chairs ourselves: mismatched bold prints for the seat cushions. Easy to do ourselves and big bang for your buck. I was able to get the squares of fabric at Designer Fabrics in downtown Toronto for a great price. Just a little over half a meter, cut in half = two chairs, done.

The list of things I’d like to recover and reinvent is getting out of hand. Here are some great images of beautiful, quirky upholstery for a variety of shapes.

Dining chairs. For statement making and high drama, this is a great option:

Red frames and outspoken seats.

Red frames and outspoken seats.

Say something.

Say something.

For curvy pieces, an unexpected pattern, and maybe even painted wood in a glossy finish, can totally make a bold statement.

White paint frames this gorgeous print that is both soft and bold.

White paint frames this gorgeous print that is both soft and bold.

Couches, settees and love seats get in on the action.

Subtle hue, great legs and perfectly patterned.

Subtle hue, great legs and perfectly patterned.

Fun, trippy pattern on this adorable love seat.

Fun, trippy pattern on this adorable love seat.

Chairs to build a room around, or to punch up an existing space.

Face it. This is a statement piece. Thanks Anthropologie.

Face it. This is a statement piece. Thanks Anthropologie.

A more subdued hue, with just as much potential.

A more subdued hue, with just as much potential.

Pop of colour on a classic shape.

Pop of colour on a classic shape.

Wow. Just wow. My fave 1950s Diner blue/teal, with a tropical print.

Wow. Just wow. My fave 1950s Diner blue/teal, with a tropical print. This is all kinds of awesome.

Plus, that chair (above) would look amazing with our tableware. Old Havana, from Anthropologie.

Plus, that chair (above) would look amazing with our tableware, set on a big dark wood antique dining table.  Old Havana, from Anthropologie.

I have a slipper chair from my granny, with a curved back and round seat, button tufting…the options are endless.

So many great patterns to choose from.

So many great patterns to choose from.

Ikat stole my heart:

Drama in black and white.

Drama in black and white.

A more whimsical take, with an arts and craft feel and brass tack detailing.

A more whimsical take, with an arts and craft feel and brass tack detailing.

Sit here. Please.

Sit here. Please.

What are you wanting to recover, re-purpose or restore?

All photos are available, with links, on https://www.pinterest.com/alisonjc/projects-to-try/

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