Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

by Capree K

Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      

created at: 03/04/2013

Forgo the typical fabric option and re-cover that bad boy with some shaggy, Flokati goodness. Morgan used an old IKEA rug (similar to this one) that she had on hand and, after an hour or two, she had herself an awesome Scandinavian-esque bench! Check out how she did it over on The Brick House.

What do you think of this makeover? Have you seen any other unusual materials used for upholstery?

 

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Vampiric Sofa Makeover

by DIY Maven

Vampiric Sofa Makeover

Shannon's friend gave her an antique, Queen Anne style sofa. The fabric was faded, its decorative legs were scratched and its seat was sagging. A lesser intrepid soul might have opted to pass on a makeover, but Shannon decided to invest the cash it would

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How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover

by Chris Gardner

How to: Give a Secondhand Chair a Golden Glam Makeover
This Curbly guest post is written by Dale Mackey

This weekend my friend Steph and I made this chair together. Well, to be completely accurate, we took an old chair and turned it into this vision in white and gold. Inspired by a chair I’d seen at Anthropolgie, we took a free swivel chair I’d been given by my sweetheart’s parents and transformed into a modern glam masterpiece in about four hours for exactly $4.71.    

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How To: Office Chair Makeover

by Jill W

How To: Office Chair Makeover

The task chair, or desk chair is a familiar and constantly used part of the office environment. Its hard to find a unique chair that fits your taste and is cohesive with the rest of your creative space. However, in only a few steps you can turn your drab, boring chair into something that can spice up your space!   

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Beth's Antique Settee Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Beth's Antique Settee Makeover

This is the fourth project Beth did in my class, but if you looked at the first one, it's equally as well done. Beth arrived at class with this antique settee that had belonged to her great-grandmother. She tore it down to the bare bones, rewebbed, hand sewed the springs on the new webbing and performed the tedious 8 way spring tying. This is living proof that with understandable instructions and the right piece of furniture, you don't have to be a professional to reupholster like a pro. 

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