Way back in February of this year, I scored this chair for $10 at the thrift store.
It was pretty hideous with its outdated floral fabric and ruffled skirt.
Fortunately, I had a vision for this little gem.
The chair had been mistreated over time and my upholstered had to
doctor it up a bit. Now it is as sturdy as ever.
I used this houndstooth fabric I picked up in Nashville back in May on the front of the chair.
And this lovely blue/green on the back.
Adding the chair to our bedroom caused me to make a few other changes in there.
You know how that goes, right.....
I'll share those tomorrow.
I love having a spot in my room to curl up with a book .
I know some people are leery of having furniture reupholstered for fear of the cost involved.
If you can find an upholsterer that does great work at the right price and
you aren't afraid to hunt for fabric in your price range, it can be
a very economical way to get custom furniture without the high price tag of ordering brand new pieces.
Here is my cost breakdown:
Original chair: $10
Fabric: houndstooth ($10/yard - 4 yards used = $40)
blue/green ($5/yard - 3 yards used = $15)
GRAND TOTAL: $315
Not too shabby for a well made chair in the fabrics of my choice.
So tell me, are you a "buy it new" or "transform the old" furniture shopper?
I work with two different upholsterers locally.
If you live in the Cincinnati area and are interested in having a piece of furniture reupholstered,
you can contact me here and I can give you the contact information.