You've seen these sofas and chairs at the thrift stores. Upholstered in a shiny damask granny fabric, they make me want to barf. However, don't be fooled. Chairs like this one can be really well built. It just needs a makeover--BAD!
One late afternoon I stopped into my local Goodwill store. Immediately, I spied this vintage child's rocker in the furniture area priced at a measly $6.99. Old, worn out, and saggy, I was a little interested, but not quite sold until I saw someone else become very interested in it. It was ON!
Chair makeovers take place daily in my studio. I'm not sure if my students are as excited as I am when I see the transformations. Here, Nikkole is tearing down her sister's chair with the hope that it will turn out. See what you think.
If you find yourself flea-marketing, Goodwill Hunting or garage sale-ing in the dog days of July and August, be on the lookout for the unassuming beauty hiding behind a frumpy skirt. I'm talking about modern furniture legs, of course. One easy way to re-vamp a vintage chair or sofa is to rid it of its leg-hiding skirt. Of course you need to take a peek underneath to make sure you have some attractive gams to work with. Here are some...