Vintage Chair Makeovers

I found myself the loveliest Eames Era chair at Goodwill for $7.99. It has such beautiful form, the only problem is that its seat is upholstered in an awful 80's puce fabric:( Good thing I can see past the abomination! Once I am done with the recovering, I'll post pictures. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite chair makeovers. Hopefully it will inspire you to give an overlooked and seemingly unfortunate chair a new life!

Chair Makeover by Jessica Jones (source)

Ribbon Upholstered Chair (DIY here)

Shelby Williams Club Chair Makeover (source)

Michael Penney's DIY Chair Makeover (source)

$7.50 Chair Makeover (source)

Design Sponge Before and After (source)


  1. I think my favorite is that club chair painted white with the bright fabric... love it!

  2. These are fabulous! You did a really great job with your makeover, it's like night and day. :)

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

  3. i have a chair that i bought at a flea market that i desperately need to re-do. this is good motivation :)

  4. Paint is such a wonderful thing. Have you found a market for these types of things? I do this sort of thing for my own home often, but if I ever try to sell anything in my hometown people treat it just like basic used furniture...you know, like it is a pain to sell. I've never tried selling on etsy because the shipping would be difficult for oversize pieces. I guess my town was just the wrong type for this stuff.

  5. Hayley, I haven't tried selling refurbished chairs, but I'm thinking of having them in my space at an antique mall in the future. I'll let you know if there is a market or if we are just insanely cool and no one else gets our taste;)

  6. WOW. They are all fabulous!!

  7. I am definitely enjoying your website. You definitely have some great insight and great stories.
    ​mur cuir


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