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:
For curvy pieces, an unexpected pattern, and maybe even painted wood in a glossy finish, can totally make a bold statement.
Couches, settees and love seats get in on the action.
Chairs to build a room around, or to punch up an existing space.
I have a slipper chair from my granny, with a curved back and round seat, button tufting…the options are endless.
Ikat stole my heart:
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/