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Before and After: Upholstering an Antique Chair

Andrea, who writes the delightful blog Some Twittery, recently reupholstered an old chair. She writes, "The chair above has been sitting in the kitchen for about five months, patiently waiting for its moment to sparkle. I found it at an antique store. It had already been painted cream but was re-upholstered in a material not quite like oilcloth but a step up from contact paper. Underneath this was the original fabric, avocado green, cranberry, and gold stripes, with the paper label dating the chair itself from 1924. Old pieces of mattress were used for padding and the wood for the back was mint green with tire tread marks across it."

Here's what she started with.

To see the finished product, read more.

Using a simple, subdued cream linen, Andrea created a chair that looks absolutely serene. It would be a versatile piece in any number of rooms or decorating schemes.


Check out more of Andrea's gardening, home decorating, and craft adventures on her blog.
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