DRAB TO FAB: FURNITURE FIXES FOR OLD PIECES

When approaching a design project, I always ask clients if there are any items that they would like to reuse or re-purpose in their new space. More often than not, clients have furniture pieces or accessories with sentimental value that they’d like to incorporate into the new design. Also more often than not, these furniture pieces are screaming for a makeover!

So, in the spirit of reusing and recycling, here are five re-upholstery projects that will blow your mind! The best part? By re-upholstering and reworking old pieces, you’re not only breathing new life into a once-ignored piece, but you’re also helping the environment by ensuring that one less piece goes in the landfill!

Grandma’s Sofa goes City Chic

A dated floral sofa is made new with modern contrast piping, sleek velvet fabric, and the removal of the feminine box pleats.

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Bold Pattern Fixes Boring Chair

This funky chair looks right at home with a large-scale, contemporary pattern.

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Two is Better Than One

A forgettable wing chair looks fabulous with a mix of two coordinating patterns. The chevron pattern on the back of the chair enhances the lines of the chair and gives the eye a stylish focal point.

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Perfect with Paint

A Victorian sofa is given a much-needed facelift with the unexpected combination of glossy black paint and vintage-inspired upholstery.

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Old to Bold

Bright red lacquer paired with a simple black and white geometric fabric are an unexpected twist of fun on a once forgettable floral disaster!

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Skirting’s the Issue

This slim legs that give so much more interest to this dainty slipper chair were once hidden by a fabric skirt. With a coat of funky green paint and new yellow upholstery, the chair is no longer bored in beige.

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images (top to bottom): casasugar.com, design*sponge, Design*Sponge, casasugar.com, remodelaholic.com, modrestoration.com

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